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March 26, 1910

La Cure Radicale de la Hernie Inguinale: Leçons professees à l'Hôtel-Dieu.

JAMA. 1910;LIV(13):1079. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550390061021

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This volume represents the views of the author, and describes his method, but there is too much detail and much useless repetition. Twenty pages are devoted alone to a description of ligation of the omentum, the method being in short the application of a series of interlocking ligatures. There are three fundamental procedures involved in the cure of all hernias, namely: (1) Total ablation of the hernial sac; (2) proper repair of the abdominal wall; and (3) extirpation of the omentum. The author properly lays stress on the high ligation of the sac, and scrupulously avoids leaving any suggestion of an infundibulum behind, and there is no question that this simple maneuver makes for permanency of cure. Most hernias are admitted to be of congenital origin. Repair of the wall implies the employment of the imbrication principle, of which more later.

On the subject of ligation of the omentum the

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