March 1992

The Henry Operation for Incarcerated and Strangulated Femoral Hernias

Author Affiliations

From the Surgical Services of the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.

Arch Surg. 1992;127(3):314-316. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1992.01420030080015

• Selection of a subinguinal, inguinal, or preperitoneal approach permits the surgeon flexibility in managing femoral hernias. A 20-year experience is reviewed, with 44 incarcerated or strangulated femoral hernias corrected using the preperitoneal Henry operation. It is an effective and safe method of repair. Examination of the contralateral side revealed an unsuspected femoral hernia in seven (16%) of the cases.

(Arch Surg. 1992;127:314-316)