Macewen's operation

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Macewen's operation is an operation for the cure of inguinal hernia,[1][2] developed by Scottish surgeon Sir William Macewen (1864-1924).

It is performed by closing the internal ring with a pad made of the hernial sac.[3]


  1. ^ Alexander Hugh Ferguson (1907). The Technic of modern operations for hernia. Cleveland press. pp. 226–. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Philadelphia County Medical Society (1888). Proceedings. pp. 72–. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Herbert William Allingham (1904). Operative surgery. William Wood & Company. pp. 267–. Retrieved 3 July 2011.