MESH PLUG FOR TREATMENT OF FEMORAL HERNIA
Objective: evaluation of mesh plug for treatment of femoral hernia as regard recurrence and complications. Study design: prospective, observational study. Patient and methods: 23 patients; 15 females (65.2%) and 8 males (34.8 %) with a mean age of 42.7Â±6.4 (range 24â€“63) years who presented with femoral hernia. All patients underwent mesh plug technique for repair of femoral hernia.Patients with strangulated hernia and bowel obstruction were excluded from this study. Results: during the postoperative follow-up period; no recurrence was recorded (0%). One patient had wound infection treated successfully with antibiotics (4.3%). One patient complained of mild pain for 3 weeks postoperatively (4.3%). One patient developed seroma (4.3%). Patient satisfaction was very good. No other significant complications during the postoperative period were observed. Conclusion: repair of femoral hernia with polypropylene mesh plug through infra-inguinal (femoral) approach is the technique of choice in elective cases. It can be done quickly and easily with insignificant complications.
Keywords: femoral hernia, mesh plug.
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