Femoral Hernia Repair



Because incarceration is common, all femoral hernias should be repaired. This chapter describes several open approaches (low, intermediate, and high) for repair of femoral hernias.


Femoral Hernia Inguinal Ligament Femoral Canal Common Femoral Vein Anterior Rectus Sheath 
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Further Reading

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  4. Monro A. In: Nyhus LM, Harkins HN, editors. Hernia. 1st ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott; 1964.Google Scholar
  5. Nyhus LM. Iliopubic tract repair of inguinal and femoral hernia: the posterior (preperitoneal) approach. Surg Clin North Am. 1993;73:487.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  6. Nyhus LM. The preperitoneal approach and iliopubic tract repair of femoral hernias. In: Nyhus LM, Condon RE, editors. Hernia. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott; 1995. p. 178–87.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol E. H. Scott-Conner
    • 1
  • Jameson L. Chassin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of MedicineUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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