Anatomy of 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 Rectus muscle sheath. The Peritoneal […]

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Laparoscopy set to replace Traditional Treatment

Doctors, patients and their bystanders can now relax. The conventional methods of open surgery by cutting and stitching body parts are soon going to be extinct. Thanks to the advancement of Science and Technology in the medical field. Laparoscopy As the name suggests ‘Laparo’ means abdomen, ‘Scopy’ means vision. The surgeon visualizes the inner parts […]

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Weight Loss Surgery in Kerala at VPS Lakeshore Hospital

Weight Loss Surgery in Kerala is performed regularly at VPS Lakeshore Hospital by team led by Dr. R. Padmakumar. Dr. Padmakumar is hailed as the leading Obesity / Bariatric Surgeon in India and UAE. He received Indywood Medical Excellence Award in 2018 for “Professional Excellence in Obesity and Diabetes Surgery“. What is Bariatric Surgery? Bariatric […]

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Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Advantages 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 […]

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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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Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy or minimally invasive gallbladder removal is a procedure performed to remove the gallbladder from the body. This is a keyhole surgery and therefore allows the surgeon to perform the surgery through small incisions in the abdomen. Narrow instruments called a laparoscope, with a camera at the tip of the scope, is inserted through […]

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