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Revista Médica Electrónica

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CASANOVA PEREZ, Pedro Antonio. Surgical treatment of a giant inguinal hernia, reproduced after a Lichtenstein hernioplasty. Presentation of a case. Rev. Med. Electrón. [online]. 2013, vol.35, n.2, pp.188-193. ISSN 1684-1824.

The inguinal hernia is the surgical disease most treated in an elective way in many health care institutions. Its treatment difficulty changes in dependence on several factors; the hernia size and the deformed local anatomy are the most important of them. The usage of prosthesis simplified its treatment, but there are established surgical principles that have to be fulfilled, because the recurrence after placing prosthesis distorts the anatomy even more.  We present the case of a white male patient aged 78 years old, surgically treated in emergency by an obstructed primary inguinal hernia. It was used the Lichtenstein technique. Two years later he assisted to the consultation presenting a reproduced inguinal hernia exceeding the distal third of the thigh. He was prepared for the surgery and was operated by the posterior port using the Stoppa type surgery. The post surgery evolution was favorable, and after six year of the surgery he is free of the disease.

Palabras clave : inguinal hernia; obstructed hernia; surgical technique; prosthesis; reproduced  Lichtenstein hernioplasty.

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