Original article| Volume 72, ISSUE 2, P256, August 1946

Indirect inguinal hernia

Repair of the anatomically weak area
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      The logical procedure for repair of indirect inguinal hernia is to interpose a fascial layer anterior to the ligated sac neck.
      This is done by approximating the transversus abdominis aponeurosis at the arch of the internal ring, thus closing over the anatomically defective area.
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        • McVay C.D.
        • Anson B.J.
        A fundamental error in current methods of inguinal herniorrhaphy.
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