indirect hernia

indirect hernia

[‚in·də′rekt ′hər·nē·ə]
(medicine)
A form of inguinal hernia that passes out of the abdomen through the inguinal canal.
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In indirect hernia repairs, herniorrhaphy is associated with higher complications than hernioplasty.
Majority of the patients had indirect hernia and mean operation time was similar in both groups.
In one patient, recurrent indirect hernia occurred within 2 years after the operation, and the patient presented for second operation.
Pubic tubercle and hernia sac injection: About 3 ml of 1% lidocaine was infiltrated at the level of the pubic tubercle around the neck and inside the indirect hernia sac.
For indirect hernia repairs, an athlete can return to non-contact sports at six to eight weeks and contact sports eight to ten weeks after surgery.
An indirect hernia originates laterally to the inferior epigastric artery.
At exploration through the left inguinal incision, an irregular mass was identified within the indirect hernia sac.
The inguinal region was scanned for direct or indirect hernia and edema within the inguinal canal.
The indirect hernia was subsequently repaired using a standard Lichtenstein repair with a plug and patch mesh.
Exploration revealed normal appearing bowel and a large right sided indirect hernia defect and the hernia contents were reduced without undue difficulty (Figure 4).
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