What is a plug-and-patch repair technique for 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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The plug-and-patch repair adds a polypropylene plug shaped as a cone, which can be deployed into the internal ring after reduction of an indirect sac. The plug then acts as a toggle bolt to reinforce the defect.


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