Inguinal and Femoral Anatomy
Inguinal hernia repair is one of the most commonly performed operations by a general surgeon. As is true with most surgical interventions, a majority of the surgical technique is based on the underlying anatomy or disruption of that anatomy. Comprehensive knowledge of the muscles, fascia, nerves, blood vessels, and spermatic cord structures in the inguinal region are needed to provide the best technique with lowest recurrence and complication rates. This chapter details surgical anatomy and explains its relevance to important key surgical techniques in use now for inguinal hernia repair.
KeywordsInguinal hernia Inguinal anatomy Femoral hernia Femoral anatomy
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