Preperitoneal (Stoppa) Open Inguinal Hernia Repair

  • Arielle J. Perez
  • David M. KrpataEmail author


Open preperitoneal inguinal hernia repair has many advantages and provided the initial foundation for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. This approach can be advantageous for large, complicated, and recurrent inguinal hernias. This chapter provides a step-by-step pictorial, with key aspects of the surgical technique required to perform an open preperitoneal, or Stoppa, repair for inguinal hernias.


Preperitoneal hernia repair Inguinal hernia repair Stoppa Inguinal hernia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cleveland Clinic Comprehensive Hernia Center, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute, Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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