Open Inguinal Hernia Repair

  • Wen Hui Tan
  • Jeffrey A. BlatnikEmail author


An estimated 20 million inguinal hernia repairs are performed yearly worldwide, most of them through an open approach. Because a higher recurrence rate is often reported in tissue-based repairs, a majority of surgeons utilize the Lichtenstein tension-free mesh repair. Though serious postoperative complications are infrequent, chronic post-herniorrhaphy groin pain is more common. The operative steps of the Lichtenstein tension-free mesh repair are described in this chapter.


Inguinal hernia Open inguinal hernia Lichtenstein Tension-free mesh repair 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of SurgeryWashington University School of Medicine in St. LouisSt. LouisUSA

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