Surgical treatment of the giant inguinal hernia

  title={Surgical treatment of the giant inguinal hernia},
  author={Gia Sturniolo and Agata Tonante and E F Gagliano and Filippo Taranto and Maria Grazia Lo Schiavo and Claudio D'Alia},
The authors present 5 cases of giant inguinal hernias observed over a ten-year period (1987–1997) in 1000 patients undergoing inguinal hernia operations. Such hernial formations are rare today (only 5% of the cases) thanks to better hygienic conditions and better hernioplasty techniques, carried out with local anesthesia, that encourage patients to undergo an operation shortly after diagnosis. Of the 5 cases reported, all primary hernias, 4 were implanted with a dacron-mersilene lattice… CONTINUE READING
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