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.
18%) patients while remaining were of indirect hernia
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
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
recurred in one patient three months after operation.
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).