The groin is an area of natural weakness of the abdominal wall. As it is weaker with the passage of time and efforts, this protrusion of the contents of the abdomen can appear through the abdominal wall.
When it is not complicated, punctual pain may appear or a lump that disappears when stretched. The real problem is when a hernia is strangulated, that is to say, the intestine is caught in the hernia, which does not get blood and is infarcted. In this case, we are facing an authentic surgical emergency. To avoid these situations of danger is why the surgery of hernias is indicated.
Causes of inguinal hernia
Hernias appear in this area of weakness. The causes are multiple, genetic, acquired, high efforts, congenital because the path of descent of the testicle in its embryonic migration from the abdomen to the scrotum. Among many other causes.
Inguinal hernia treatment
The surgical operation is the only effective treatment. There are different techniques, but nowadays, in our environment, the most accepted is the use of meshes (prosthetics) that will give the fabric the consistency that it does not have by itself.. The use of meshes has reduced the recurrence (recurrence) of hernias.
As for techniques, it can be performed with both conventional open surgery and laparoscopy.. Laparoscopy has demonstrated its superiority with respect to the conventional open technique in cases of bilateral inguinal hernia (in both groins), hernia already operated (relapsed) and in patients with high physical activity (athletes).
The new Progrip mesh is a mesh that does not need stitches because it attaches to the fabric with the same technology as Velcro. Has hooks that adhere to the fabric. By not having to puncture the tissue to join the prosthesis, we decreased the possibility of bleeding, of injuring large vessels and of trapping with a suture a nerve that would produce great pain during the postoperative period.
Inguinal hernia surgery
In healthy patients without pathology, they can be discharged 12-24 hours after surgery. Although, as in any surgery, postoperative monitoring is required to follow up and ensure that they do not recur. A month if everything is correct we can give the final discharge.