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Minerva Chirurgica 2002 August;57(4):457-60

language: Italian

The Trabucco technique in the treatment of inguinal hernias; A six-year experience

Cucci M., De Carlo A., Di Luzio P., Masella M., Casciani E., D'Amico G.


Background. The introduction of both polypropylene prosthesis and the new tension-free methods for the treatment of inguinal hernias, induced us to choose the Trabucco technique since August 1994.
Methods. Up to April 2001 983 inguinal hernia repairs were carried out in 825 patients, 948 with the Trabucco technique.
Results. Minor complications (hematoma, seroma, inguino-crural pain) were 42 (5.1%) with no wound infections. There were 3 relapses (0.36%), one treated in an other hospital and the other two were surgically treated because of the small dimension of the hernia and they were not troublesome for the patients, althougth they were strictly controlled.
Conclusions. In spite of the limited follow-up period, there is satisfaction for the short-term period outcomes which showed the superiority of the Trabucco method compared with the traditional techniques both as to hospitalization and good recovery and to the early relapse.

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