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HISTORY OF INGUINAL HERNIA REPAIR
R. Van Hee
Institute of the History of Medicine and Natural Sciences,
University of Antwerp, Belgium
Jurnalul de chirurgie 2011; 7 (3): 301-319
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Abstract:

Inguinal hernia most probably has been a disease ever since mankind existed. In view of its existence in different kinds of animals, and in particular of primates, one can assume that already prehistoric human beings were affected with the disease. Inguinal hernia repair has made enormous progress throughout the ages. The main reasons for intervention however remained the same: continuous growth of the inguinal and/or scrotal swelling, the risk of incarceration of the hernia content and the bad results of conservative methods like truss placement. Surgical techniques have rapidly evolved since Eduardo Bassini proposed his first successful reconstruction of the inguinal floor. The various adaptations of his technique did however not result in a substantial reduction in the number of recurrences. The tension free repair, introduced by Irving Lichtenstein, caused a dramatic drop in the recurrence rate and became the procedure of choice. Since the introduction of laparoscopic techniques, these methods became equally accepted for inguinal hernia, in particular in western regions where financial aspects play a less prominent role. The future will tell how hernia repair will evolve in the next decades.

KEY WORDS: INGUINAL HERNIA, HERNIA REPAIR, HISTORY OF SURGERY

Correspondence to: Prof. Dr. Robrecht Van Hee, Institute of the History of Medicine and Natural Sciences, University of Antwerp, Belgium, e-mail:



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