Open Femoral Hernia Repair
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Open Femoral Hernia Repair

This Open Femoral Hernia Repair course will teach you:

  • Prevention of incarceration by reduction or resection of the (strangulated) hernial sac
  • Tension-free closure of the femoral ring using a synthetic mesh.

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during this Open Femoral Hernia Repair procedure:

  • Subcutaneous epigastric vein injury
  • Viability of hernial sac contents
  • Femoral vein damage

With the following tips you might perform this Open Femoral Hernia Repair procedure even better:

  • Managing an occult inguinal hernia
  • Splitting the lacunar ligament when reduction of the hernia sac is not possible
  • What to do in case of a necrotic bowel

After studying this Open Femoral Hernia Repair course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Seroma and surgical site infection
  • Chronic postoperative inguinal pain

You might also be interested in:

TEP – Indirect/Direct Hernia

Open Inguinal Hernia Repair (Lichtenstein) – Direct Hernia

Open Inguinal Hernia Repair (Lichtenstein) – Cadaver

Open Inguinoscrotal Hernia Repair

Step by step

Inguinal ligament exposure

Skin

Incise

Incise the skin in a linear direction between the superior anterior iliac spine to the pubic tubercle, preferably following the Langer’s skin lines, to ensure an optimal cosmetic outcome.

Subcutaneous epigastric vein injury

Care should be taken during the skin incision to identify and ligate the epigastric vein. This vein drains directly into the saphenous vein. Insufficient ligation (e.g. by electro-cauterization) can result in postoperative hemorrhage, so adequate ligation is important.

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