Coexistence of Right Obturator, Lacunar, Direct Inguinal, Bilateral Indirect Inguinal, and Bilateral Femoral Hernias and Treatment with Totally Extraperitoneal Laparoscopy

Ates M. , Ciftci F., Sahin E. , Sarici K. B.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


The majority of groin hernias are treated according to the findings of the physical examination, but patients may also have occult hernias. With the use of laparoscopy, hernias that were not noticed during the initial examination or even in radiological images are increasingly being detected intraoperatively. Here, we present the case of a 62-year-old gentleman diagnosed with seven different types of occult and non-occult bilateral inguinal hernias that were treated with laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal herniorrhaphy. A major advantage of this method is that it allows the simultaneous diagnosis and treatment of occult and rare inguinal hernias.