Inguinal Region – Anatomy, Peritoneal Landmarks, Infraumbilical Fossae

Anatomy of the Inguinal Region The ‘Myopectineal Orifice of Fruchaud’ All groin (inguinofemoral) hernias originate in a single weak area called the myopectineal orifice. This oval, funnel-like, ‘potential’ orifice formed by the following structures, makes the ‘myopectineal orifice of Fruchaud’. -Henry Fruchaud Boundaries Superiorly Internal oblique and transversus abdominis muscles. Inferiorly Superior pubic ramus. Medially […]

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Hiatal Hernia – Diagnosing, Treatment, Symptoms, Causes

A hiatal hernia is a condition developed when the upper part of the stomach bulges through an opening in the diaphragm. The diaphragm is a muscle that separates the abdomen and chest. It has a small opening through which the food tube passes and connecting to the stomach. In a hiatal hernia, the stomach pushes […]

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Inguinal Hernia – Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment

What is Inguinal Hernia? The inguinal canal is a short passage that is about four to six centimeters in length located just above the inguinal ligament and extends medially and inferiorly through the inferior part of the abdominal wall. Structures pass from the abdominal wall to the external genitalia through this canal. In men, the […]

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Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery

Hernia is the abnormal squeezing out of an organ or fatty tissue through a weak spot of the wall of the cavity where it normally resides. A hernia can be caused by pressure and a weakness or opening of the muscle or fascia where the pressure pushes the organ or tissue through the weak spot […]

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Advantages of Laparoscopic Hernia Repair and Difficulties

Advantages Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Level 1A evidence Lower incidence of wound infection and hematoma formation. Lesser pain & discomfort. Immediate postoperative pain and delayed pain is reduced. Shorter hospital stay. Early resumption of normal daily activities and work. Level 1B evidence Incidence of recurrence as low as with Lichtenstein’s repair. Cost-effective when QALY (quality-adjusted life-year) […]

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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 […]

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Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

Section 1 Introduction to hernia Introduction History of hernia repair The laparoscopic hernia repair advantages & difficulties Section 2 Anatomy laparoscopic view Section 3 Laparosopic repair-the technique Transabdominal preperitoneal repair of inguinal hernia Total extra peritoneal repair Two port TEP. Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair Diaphragmatic hernias in adult Laparoscopic hiatus hernia repair Pediatric hernia repair […]

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National President – Indian Hernia Society

Dr R. Padmakumar was chosen as NATIONAL PRESIDENT of INDIAN HERNIA SOCIETY (IHS) during the 8th National Conference of IHS at AIIMS New Delhi on 5th March 2016

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