inguinal hernia


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inguinal hernia

(indirect) Part of the intestine bulges into the inguinal canal—the channel through which testes drop into the scrotum before birth.
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Noun1.inguinal hernia - hernia in which a loop of intestine enters the inguinal canalinguinal hernia - hernia in which a loop of intestine enters the inguinal canal; the most common type of hernia in males
hernia, herniation - rupture in smooth muscle tissue through which a bodily structure protrudes
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In 1881, a French surgeon, Lucas-Championniere, performed high ligation of an indirect inguinal hernia sac at the internal ring with primary closure of the wound.
Case Report: Here we present a case of acute painful scrotal swelling in a young man owing to an incarcerated inguinal hernia that caused testicular ischemia.
Conclusion: Mean post-operative pain score is higher in preservation techniques compared to elective excision of IIN for the treatment of inguinal hernia.
Methods: Ninety two male patients from 20-60 years of age reported for direct or indirect inguinal hernia with open Mesh/Lichtenstein or darn repair in emergency or electively from January 2014 to December 2015 were enrolled in this prospective randomized control trial (RCT).
Inguinal hernia is one of the most common surgical disorders in general surgery practice.
7 In another study conducted at Department of Surgery, Liaqat University, Jamshoro Sindh, Pakistan from January 2008-2009 it was found that inguinal hernia repair under local anaesthesia is safe and convenient.
In direct inguinal hernia, it is possible to place the connector of a bilayer patch device medially in Hesselbach triangle.
The paediatric day surgery service offered at Sidra include general surgical procedures such as inguinal hernia repairs, orchidopexy - a surgery used to bring the testes down, umbilical and epigastric hernia repairs, soft tissue biopsies and hydrocelectomy - surgery for removing fluid in the scrotum.
6) Indirect inguinal hernia containing genital organs in a female patient is usually caused by passage of genital organs along with the round ligament to the inguinal canal and labia majora due to incomplete closure of the processes vaginalis.
However, percutaneous closure of inguinal hernia cannot prevent simultaneous ligation of subcutaneous tissues (sometimes nerves) of the inguinal canal between the skin and hernia sac; as such, this technique might increase the postoperative morbidity in the long run.
All published randomized controlled trials after 1995 with sample size of over 100 and which were printed in English language and had compared the effectiveness of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair with open mesh inguinal hernia repair were eligible for inclusion.