Inguinal hernia repair during pelvic surgery

M. Medica, C. Corbu, R. Stubinski, G. Zaninetta, R. Pizzorno, G. Carmignani

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Objective: We report our experience in treating inguinal hernias concomitant with pelvic surgery, both for benign and malignant urologic pathologies. Methods: 58 patients with either monolateral or bilateral inguinal hernias underwent prosthesic herniorrhaphy. The Mahomet-Goss technique was carried out when treating monolateral hernias, whilst for bilateral hernias a modified Stoppa technique was used. Results: All patients had a complication free peri- and post-operative course, except for one patient who developed a small peri-prosthesic hematoma (which resolved spontaneously). In our follow-up of all patients (average 22.8 months, range 3-40 months) we did not observe any hernia reccurence. Conclusions: Posterior pre-peritoneal prosthesic inguinal herniorrhaphy during pelvic surgery for urologic pathologies is a relatively simple and sate procedure and a reccurence tale of zero, or very close to it, is to be expected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-453
Number of pages3
JournalActa Urologica Italica
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • Hernia repair
  • Pelvic surgery
  • Prosthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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