What is the Bassini 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 Bassini technique for inguinal hernia repair involves suturing the transversalis fascia and the conjoined tendon to the inguinal ligament behind the spermatic cord with monofilament nonabsorbable suture. It also involves the so-called Tanner slide, which is a vertical relaxing incision in the anterior rectus sheath intended to prevent tension.


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