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GAZZETTA MEDICA ITALIANA ARCHIVIO PER LE SCIENZE MEDICHE
A Journal on Internal Medicine and Pharmacology
Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2004 February;163(1):11-3
Trabucco technique in the treatment of inguinal hernia. Personal experience
Maculotti L., Turra G.
Pronto Soccorso e Chirurgia d’Urgenza, Presidio Ospedaliero d’Iseo A.O. Mellino Mellini, Chiari, Brescia
Aim. The aim of this retrospective study is to confirm the use of Trabucco technique for inguinal hernioplasty, one of the best “tension-free” technique.
Methods. From January 2001 to June 2003 a total of 99 inguinal hernias, all treated by the same surgeon with the Trabucco technique, are studied.
Results. No recurrences, or major complications were observed in the follow-up. Minor complications (ecchymosis, seroma, superficial wound infection, inguinal pain) were 8%. Life standard style was adopted 2 weeks after discharge by 90% of the patients and 80% of the patients returned to work 4 weeks after discharge. The aesthetic outcome was very good.
Conclusion. The follow-up is short but the Trabucco technique is recommended for its superiority and effectiveness in comparison with traditional techniques.