An inguinal hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall permitting passage of the gut and carries the risk of strangling. If the patient is able to undergo surgery hernia it should be operated, because if left untreated can endanger the lives of patients.
Advances in treatment
Treatment for inguinal hernia has evolved in recent years. The main revolution occurred with the use of prosthesis or mesh. Thanks to them, has achieved a significant reduction in relapses, ie, hernias that recur after surgery. Meshes can be placed in two ways: the hole ahead or behind. For example, when we have a pair of pants with a hole, the brace can be placed on the outside of the pants or flip to the leg and place it inside. The function is the same.
Another breakthrough was laparoscopic surgery, a minimally invasive type of surgery. A posterior approach consists of placing the mesh hernia getting from the abdominal area. With this achieved retain the viscera and the recurrence of the hernia avoided, avoiding the possibility that the intestines become trapped in this hole.
The main advantages of laparoscopic surgery are a quick recovery, a clear aesthetic improvement and less postoperative pain. This surgery treats all types of inguinal hernia and femoral and also intervene simultaneously bilateral inguinal hernias, which appear in both English. Another advantage is that hernias that have already been operated and have recurred can be treated more easily, reducing potential complications.