herniorrhaphy


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herniorrhaphy

 [her″ne-or´ah-fe]
surgical repair of hernia, with suture of the abdominal wall. When the weakened area is very large, some type of strong synthetic material is sewn over the defect to reinforce the area; this type of repair is sometimes specifically called hernioplasty, although the two terms are often used interchangeably. Postoperative care is similar to that for any type of abdominal surgery. The patient is protected from respiratory infections, which may cause coughing and undue strain on the suture line. Ambulation is usually not restricted, and the physician instructs the patient in activities that can be resumed after discharge from the hospital.

her·ni·or·rha·phy

(her'nē-ōr'ă-fē),
Surgical repair of a hernia.
[hernio- + G. rhaphē, a seam]

herniorrhaphy

(hûr′nē-ôr′ə-fē)
n.
Surgical correction of a hernia by suturing.

her·ni·or·rha·phy

(hĕr'nē-ōr'ă-fē)
Surgical repair of a hernia.
Synonym(s): hernioplasty.
[hernio- + G. rhaphē, a seam]

herniorrhaphy

An operation for repair of a HERNIA and the closure and strengthening of the orifice through which it has passed by means of natural tissue, such as strips of FASCIA, or artificial material.

Herniorrhaphy

Surgical repair of a hernia.
Mentioned in: Hernia
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Small inguinal bladder hernias tend to be asymptomatic from a urinary perspective and therefore, most often discovered intraoperatively which can lead to a more challenging repair and the possibility of bladder injury during herniorrhaphy. Imaging modalities such as CT and cystograms should be considered pre-operatively to clearly delineate the anatomy if there is suspicion for bladder involvement, as well as to guide surgical repair.
Recently, the incidence of dysejaculation has reportedly increased because of the routine use of meshes for inguinal herniorrhaphy. Loos et al.
LeBlanc, "Complications associated with the plug-and-patch method of inguinal herniorrhaphy," Hernia, vol.
To the Editor: Tension-free hernia repair with mesh is currently the most popular technique for herniorrhaphy. Although it is well tolerated with few complications, late-onset complications, such as mesh migration, erosion into associated structures, enterocutaneous fistula, and abscess formation, have been reported.[sup][1] We herein report a case of a 67-year-old male with mesh erosion into the sigmoid colon after inguinal hernia repair.
It may rarely be seen after appendectomy, episiotomy, laparoscopic procedures, amniocentesis, and inguinal herniorrhaphy. [6] One case report shows that it can occur after laparoscopic gastric bypass [2] and cholecystectomy.
In this study, we evaluated the effect of adding dexamethasone to epidural bupivacaine on the onset anesthesia and duration of analgesia after unilateral inguinal herniorrhaphy.
A similar study performing a TAP block for inguinal herniorrhaphy showed sensory blockage with usage of 20 cc's of 0.5% bupivacaine with epinephrine, without motor involvement [3].
In the United States, 700,000 herniorrhaphy procedures are performed annually, which shows the high prevalence of the disease [3].
Ofili, "Simultaneous appendectomy and inguinal herniorrhaphy could be beneficial," Ethiopian Medical Journal, vol.
Predictive factors comparison of complications and recurrences in three tension-free herniorrhaphy techniques.