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October 1970

Inguinal Herniorrhaphy

Author Affiliations

Framingham, Mass
From the Department of Surgery, Boston University Medical Center, and the Surgical Service, Framingham (Mass) Union Hospital.

Arch Surg. 1970;101(4):472-474. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1970.01340280024007

A previously described technique for the repair of inguinal hernias is briefly reviewed. A series of 621 hernias were repaired by this technique. Five hundred and eighty-two (93.7%) have been followed up by personal examinations from one to 15 years after surgery. There have been four recurrences in three patients, a recurrence rate of 0.68%. Complications peculiar to this operation have been of minor significance and no postoperative deaths have occurred.