What are the types of open inguinal hernia repair?

Updated: Jan 17, 2018
  • Author: Vinay Kumar Kapoor, MBBS, MS, FRCS, FAMS; Chief Editor: Kurt E Roberts, MD  more...
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Inguinal hernia repairs are of the following three general types:

  • Herniotomy (removal of the hernial sac only)
  • Herniorrhaphy (herniotomy plus repair of the posterior wall of the inguinal canal)
  • Hernioplasty (herniotomy plus reinforcement of the posterior wall of the inguinal canal with a synthetic mesh)

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