Laparoscopic treatment of an incarcerated right femoral hernia in a female patient
Epublication WebSurg.com, Apr 2009;09(04). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2574
Femoral hernia is predominantly a female disorder. Incarcerated femoral hernia is a common surgical emergency condition. Diagnosis is always obvious and straightforward by clinical examination, and open surgical repair was the mainstay of treatment. In the era of minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic repair of femoral hernia has been shown to be feasible and safe. This video shows the laparoscopic trans-abdominal preperitoneal repair of a right femoral hernia in a female patient who has had an appendectomy and who presented to emergencies with pain in the right inguinal region associated with nausea and vomiting. This procedure was performed by a skilled surgeon fellow telementored by Prof. Leroy, a world-renowned expert in laparoscopic hernia repair surgery.