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Open extraperitoneal approach for recurrent inguinal hernia


M. Pathirana ,

Tan Tock Seng Hospital, SG
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National Hospital of Sri Lanka
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K. S. Perera,

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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I. De Zoysa,

Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, LK
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Department of Surgery
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A. Wijemanne

Provincial General Hospital, Ratnapura, LK
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Hernia recurrence has always been a challenge to general surgeons. With the use of synthetic polypropylene mesh, the situation has become more difficult. Currently the standard of care for recurrent inguinal hernias, at least in the developed world, is laparoscopic preperitoneal repair. However laparoscopic repair has several drawbacks. This new technique provides the freedom of dissection in a virgin plane and our small series of cases show some promising results.

The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2015; 33(3): 6-8

How to Cite: Pathirana M, Perera KS, De Zoysa I, Wijemanne A. Open extraperitoneal approach for recurrent inguinal hernia. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2015;33(3):6–8. DOI:
Published on 12 Nov 2015.
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