Introduction: With the growing popularity of totally extraperitoneal (TEP) laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, many surgeons will inevitably face the clinical conundrum of how to simultaneously repair an umbilical hernia and an inguinal hernia via TEP approach. Case Presentation: In this case report, we describe the successful use of the umbilical hernia defect to insert the balloon dissector and gas insufflator in the pre-peritoneal plane without making an additional fascial incision. Conclusions: We suggest that this best preserves the integrity of the umbilical hernia repair by avoiding an additional area of weakness in the rectus sheath.
|Number of pages
|Journal of minimally invasive surgical sciences
|Published - 2014
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- Hernia, Inguinal
- Hernia, Umbilical
- General Surgery