What is the Cooper repair for the surgical treatment of abdominal inguinal hernias?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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The Cooper repair approximates the conjoint area, transversus abdominis, and transversalis fascia to the pectineal (Cooper) ligament. Overlying the vein, these structures are sewn to the iliopubic tract. This technique also provides a good approach for the repair of femoral hernias.


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