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Surgical incision in groin after inguinal herniorrhaphy
Hernia repair refers to a surgical operation for the correction of a hernia (a bulging of internal organs or tissues through a defect in the wall of a body cavity). Hernias can occur in many places, including the abdomen, groin, diaphragm, brain, and at the site of a previous operation. There are many different approaches to the surgical repair of hernias, including herniorrhaphy, hernioplasty, and herniotomy. Hernia repair is often performed as an ambulatory procedure.
An operation in which the hernia sac is removed without any repair of the inguinal canal is described as a herniotomy. When herniotomy is combined with a reinforced repair of the posterior inguinal canal wall with autogenous (patient's own tissue) or heterogeneous material such as prolene mesh, it is termed hernioplasty as opposed to herniorrhaphy, in which no autogenous or heterogeneous material is used for reinforcement.
- American College of Surgeons article on Open Hernia Repair
- American College of Surgeons article on Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
- European Hernia Society guidelines on the treatment of inguinal hernia in adult patients.
- Melbourne Hernia Clinic
- Information on Hernia Repair
- Surgery Methods, Inguinal Hernia, Description, Comparison