The mesh plug technique for recurrent groin herniorrhaphy: a nine-year experience of 407 repairs.

@article{Rutkow1998TheMP,
  title={The mesh plug technique for recurrent groin herniorrhaphy: a nine-year experience of 407 repairs.},
  author={Ira M. Rutkow and Andrew C. Robbins},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={124 5},
  pages={844-7}
}
BACKGROUND Recurrent inguinal hernias can be repaired efficaciously by mesh plug techniques, which have had better results than traditional tissue-based repairs in several small studies. This report provides a detailed description and assessment of the anterior, tension-free, "umbrella" mesh plug method for recurrent groin herniorrhaphy. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of 407 patients with recurrent inguinal and femoral hernias treated with an umbrella mesh plug repair since… CONTINUE READING

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