What is the purpose of prosthetic material in the surgical treatment of adults with 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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With massive hernias, prosthetic material is usually needed to aid closure, and appropriate materials should be available in the operating room before incision. Progressive pneumoperitoneum, using increasing volumes of air over time, may allow accommodation to increased intra-abdominal pressure but probably does little to increase the size of the abdominal cavity.


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