Open Inguinal Hernia Repair Questions & Answers

Updated: Jan 17, 2018
  • Author: Vinay Kumar Kapoor, MBBS, MS, FRCS, FAMS; Chief Editor: Kurt E Roberts, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What techniques are commonly used for inguinal hernia repair?

What are the indications of an open inguinal hernia repair?

What are the contraindications of an open inguinal hernia repair?

What equipment is needed for an open inguinal hernia repair?

What types of anesthesia are used during an open inguinal hernia repair?

What are the types of open inguinal hernia repair?

What is a Lichtenstein tension-free mesh repair?

What are surgical technique options for open inguinal hernia repair?

What are inguinal hernias and what is the frequency of open surgical repair?

What are the different types of hernias requiring open surgical repair?

What are the types of open inguinal hernia repair?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of open and laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernias?

What are indications for an open inguinal hernia repair?

What are contraindications for open inguinal hernia repair?

What is the relevant anatomy for open inguinal hernia repair?

What are the anatomical details of the inguinal canal in an open inguinal hernia repair?

What are the differences in the male and female anatomy of the inguinal canal in an open inguinal hernia repair?

What are the anatomical details of the spermatic cord in an open inguinal hernia repair?

Which contents of the spermatic cord are taken into account when performing an open inguinal hernia repair?

Which key nerves are taken into account when performing an open inguinal hernia repair?

What are the anatomical features of the key nerves in an open inguinal hernia repair?

What are the advantages of the Lichtenstein open tension-free mesh hernioplasty for open inguinal hernia repair?

What is the role of mesh in an open inguinal hernia repair?

What is a common complication of open inguinal hernia repair?

How are causalgia syndromes prevented during open inguinal hernia repair?

How can postherniorrhaphy pain after an open inguinal hernia repair be prevented?

What precautions should be taken during an open inguinal hernia repair to prevent post surgery complications?

What are the possible complications of removing the entire hernial sac in an open inguinal hernia repair?

How are complications of open inguinal hernia repair prevented in children?

How are vascular injuries prevented during open inguinal hernia repair?

Which factors should be controlled prior to performing an open inguinal hernia repair?

What size mesh is optimal for open inguinal hernia repair?

How should the male anatomy be considered during an open inguinal hernia repair to prevent complications?

How are infections prevented following an open inguinal hernia repair?

What is the efficacy of open inguinal hernia repair?

Periprocedural Care

What are preprocedural consideration for an open inguinal hernia repair?

What equipment is needed for an open inguinal hernia repair?

What types of anesthesia are used during an open inguinal hernia repair?

What is the basis for selection of anesthesia technique for an open inguinal hernia repair?

What are the commonly used local anesthetics for an open inguinal hernia repair?

How is a field block administered for an open inguinal hernia repair?

What is the role of antibiotic prophylaxis in open inguinal hernia repair?

How is the patient positioned for an open inguinal hernia repair?

What are the monitoring and follow-up protocols for an open inguinal hernia repair?

Technique

What are the types of open inguinal hernia repair?

How is the incision made in the Lichtenstein tension-free mesh repair for open inguinal hernia repair?

How is the inguinal canal exposed in the Lichtenstein tension-free mesh repair?

How is the spermatic cord managed in the Lichtenstein tension-free mesh repair?

How is the hernia sac identified and managed in the Lichtenstein tension-free mesh repair?

How is the mesh placed and fixed in the Lichtenstein tension-free mesh repair?

What are the closure protocols in the Lichtenstein tension-free mesh repair?

When are approaches other than Lichtenstein tension-free mesh repair indicated?

What is a plug-and-patch repair technique for open inguinal hernia repair?

What is a Prole Hernia System technique for open inguinal hernia repair?

What is the McVay repair technique for open inguinal hernia repair?

What is the Bassini repair technique for open inguinal hernia repair?

What is the Shouldice repair technique for open inguinal hernia repair?

What is the Darn repair technique for open inguinal hernia repair?

What is an acellular dermal implant for open inguinal hernia repair?

What is included in postoperative care of an open inguinal hernia repair?

What is the risk of complications following an open inguinal hernia repair?

What are the intraoperative complications of an open inguinal hernia repair?

What causes vascular injury in open inguinal hernia repair?

What causes abdominopelvic structure injuries in open inguinal hernia repair?

How do nerve injuries complicate an open inguinal hernia repair?

What is the prevalence of urinary retention following open inguinal hernia repair?

How are postoperative seromas and hematomas managed following open inguinal hernia repair?

What are the risks of infection following open inguinal hernia repair?

How is pain managed following open inguinal hernia repair?

What are possible scrotal complications of open inguinal hernia repair?

How are ischemic orchitis and thrombosis managed following open inguinal hernia repair?

What is the recurrence rate following open inguinal hernia repair?

Medications

What are the goals of drug treatment for open inguinal hernia repair?

Which medications in the drug class Analgesics are used in the treatment of Open Inguinal Hernia Repair?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are used in the treatment of Open Inguinal Hernia Repair?

Which medications in the drug class Local Anesthetics are used in the treatment of Open Inguinal Hernia Repair?