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

Kurt, Feyzi; Abeş, Musa
July 2012
Surgical Science;Jul2012, Vol. 3 Issue 7, p362
Academic Journal
Aim: Despite the fact that reported low recurrence rates and improvement results, optimal surgical technique for inguinal 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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