A New Alternative Technique for Preperitoneal Inguinal Hernia Repair: Using Groin Innominate Fascial Island Flap


Aim: Despite the fact that reported low recurrence rates and improvement results, optimal surgical technique for in-guinal hernia repair was not found and recurrence was not eliminated. We used firstly groin innominate fascial island flap to reinforce the weak inguinal tissue for the repair. Methods: From the February 2010 to December 2010, 15 patients (13 male and 2 female) with inguinal hernia underwent repair with using island groin innominate fascial flap. The follow-up period ranged from 8 to 12 months (mean, 10 months). Results: Seroma developed in one case. Others had not any complications. Conclusion: Because of our technique avoids from the complications and drawbacks of the prosthetic mesh, autograft and abdominal wall flaps, we think that the groin deep fascial flap can be a good alternative to prosthetic meshes for reconstruction of inguinal hernia repair.

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F. Kurt and M. Abeş, "A New Alternative Technique for Preperitoneal Inguinal Hernia Repair: Using Groin Innominate Fascial Island Flap," Surgical Science, Vol. 3 No. 7, 2012, pp. 362-365. doi: 10.4236/ss.2012.37071.

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