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Technique for inguinal hernia repair in the elderly patient.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American Journal of Surgery
0002-9610
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
146
Issue
3
Pages
373–375
Identifiers
PMID: 6614330
Source
Medline

Abstract

A technique for the repair of inguinal hernias in elderly patients with weak abdominal muscles has been presented. It consists of the overlapping of the flaps of the aponeurosis of the external oblique muscle according to the method previously proposed by Andrews. To date, the technique has given good results, even in very old patients, with almost completely atrophied muscles.

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