Journal of Minimal Access Surgery

SYMPOSIUM
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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 124--128

The Shouldice technique for the treatment of inguinal hernia

Chin Keung Chan, Gabriel Chan 
 Shouldice Hospital, 7750 Bayview Avenue, Thornhill, Ontario L3T 4A3, Canada

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Chin Keung Chan
Shouldice Hospital, 7750 Bayview Avenue, Thornhill, Ontario L3T 4A3
Canada

The Shouldice repair has been refined over several decades and is the gold standard for the prosthesis-free treatment of inguinal hernias. A recurrence rate around 1% has been consistently demonstrated over the years. The objective of this paper is to outline and highlight the key principles, including the dedicated pre-operative preparation, the use of local anesthesia, a complete inguinal dissection and the eponymous four-layered reconstruction. A knowledge and understanding of inguinal hernia anatomy and the patho-physiology of recurrence are vital to achieving a long-term success and patient satisfaction for a pure tissue repair.


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Chan CK, Chan G. The Shouldice technique for the treatment of inguinal hernia.J Min Access Surg 2006;2:124-128


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Chan CK, Chan G. The Shouldice technique for the treatment of inguinal hernia. J Min Access Surg [serial online] 2006 [cited 2020 Nov 24 ];2:124-128
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