Preliminary experience with Marlex plug repair for femoral hernia

S. H. Tu, C. S. Huang, C. M. Huang

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Abstract

Femoral hernia, in spite of its low incidence among groin hernias, is often complicated by incarceration, and has a higher recurrent rate despite traditional inguinal or pectineal ligment repair. The high recurrence rate results from distortion of the normal anatomy of the femoral canal and tissue tension on suture line. From January 1990 to December 1992, the femoral hernias of 20 patients have been repaired here by using a Marlex (poly propylene) plug on an out-patient basis. A 8 x 2 cm Marlex plug prosthesis was inserted into the femoral canal from below to achieve strong repair without tension. The surgical technique was simple; postoperative pain, minimal; recovery was rapid. In the six months to three year follow-up, there has been no recurrence. It is concluded that the Marlex plug repair is a method of choice for treatment of femoral hernia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2522-2525
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Surgical Association Republic of China
Volume27
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Femoral Hernia
Polypropylenes
Groin
Thigh
Recurrence
Hernia
Postoperative Pain
Sutures
Prostheses and Implants
Anatomy
Outpatients
Incidence
Therapeutics

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Preliminary experience with Marlex plug repair for femoral hernia. / Tu, S. H.; Huang, C. S.; Huang, C. M.

In: Journal of Surgical Association Republic of China, Vol. 27, No. 4, 1994, p. 2522-2525.

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