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February 14, 1920

A MODIFIED TECHNIC IN OPERATION FOR OBLIQUE INGUINAL HERNIA

Author Affiliations

Commander, M. C., U. S. Navy GREAT LAKES, ILL.

JAMA. 1920;74(7):437-438. doi:10.1001/jama.1920.02620070005002

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Abstract

This modification of standard technic for the operative cure of oblique inguinal hernia has been developed over a period of time. It is a product of gradual evolution, in which the basic features are classical; but by a successive adaptation and combination of features that in my experience and observation have been found desirable, the classic has undergone changes and variations. The results have proved quite uniformly successful and satisfactory.

DETAILS OF TECHNIC 

Step 1.  —After the patient comes to the operating table, the site of the operation is twice painted with 5 per cent. picric acid in 95 per cent, alcohol. The landmarks of the operative field are located: the anterior superior spine of the ilium, pubic spine, middle of the base of the penis, Poupart's ligament, and the external inguinal ring. An incision is made through the skin and superficial fascia parallel to and about three-fourths inch above

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