[Feasibility and short-term results of the "plug" technique in inguinal hernia. A prospective evaluation].

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The aim of this prospective study was to assess the feasibility and postoperative outcome of the "plug" technique in inguinal hernia. One hundred and forty-six consecutive patients were operated for 151 hernias. A plug was applied in 131 cases (86.8%). The Lichtenstein technique was used in 20 cases (13.2%) because of a wide weakness of the posterior wall… (More)

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