Introduction to Hernia
Repair of inguinal hernia is one of the commonest surgical procedures performed worldwide. The lifetime risk for men is 27% and for women, it is 3 %.
“No disease of the human body, belonging to the province of the surgeon, requires in its treatment, a better combination of accurate, anatomical knowledge with surgical skill than hernia in all its variants.”
Sir Astley Paston Cooper, The Anatomy and Surgical Treatment of Inguinal and Congenital Hernia, Cox, London, 1804.
“I know more than hundred surgeons whom I would cheerfully allow to remove my gallbladder but only one to whom I should like to expose my inguinal canal.”
Sir Henage Ogilvie
History of Hernia Repair
|Year||Proponent and Procedure details|
Introduced the modern era of herniorrhaphy.
Bassini’s method relies on a musculoaponeurotic repair to reconstruct the inguinal canal.
|1945||Edward Earle Shouldice
Four layer repair
|1958||Francis C. Usher
Used polypropylene as first successful synthetic prosthesis.
|1964||Irving L. Lichtenstein
Tension free open mesh repair. Till now it is the standard evidence-based operation.
GPRVS (Giant Prosthetic Reinforcement of Visceral Sac) / Open preperitoneal mesh repair (Significantly reduced recurrence rate for multi-recurrent groin hernias). He reiterated the advantages of posterior approach.
The first laparoscopic hernia repair by approximating the internal ring with stainless steel clips.
|1992||Maurice E. Arregui and Yves Marie Dion TAPP(Transabdominal preperitoneal repair)|
|1992||Ferzli et al., Dulucq, Himpens, and McKernan & Laws, TEP(Total extraperitoneal repair)|
Both the techniques of laparoscopic hernia repair reproduce the concept of Stoppa, by placing a large mesh in the preperitoneal space to cover half of the abdominal wall and all the weak areas (Myopectineal orifice of Fruchaud) including area of internal ring, Hasselbach’s triangle and the femoral ring with/without obturator opening. Both TAPP and TEP are now accepted as evidence based treatment for inguinal hernias equivalent to Lichtenstein’s procedure.Table of Contents Next Page
About Dr. R. Padmakumar
About Dr. R. Padmakumar
Dr. R. Padmakumar is one of the Best Hernia Surgeon in India. He has been changing lives through Keyhole Surgery. He has got more than 30 years of hands-on experience in laparoscopic Surgery in major hospitals across India and has completed more than 7000 cases of Laparoscopic Hernia Surgeries. Dr. Padmakumar has trained more than 300 surgeons from all over the world the art of laparoscopic surgery especially Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery. Dr. Padmakumar is also hailed as one of the Best Bariatric Surgeon in India & UAE. He is renowned for new and improved treatment techniques and the first in the World to perform Scarless Bariatric Surgery with Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty. He is also one of the very few thyroid surgeons in India doing Endoscopic Thyroidectomy (scarless thyroid surgery).