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Int J Surg Case Rep


Laparoscopic plug removal for chronic pain after inguinal hernia repair using the plug-and-patch technique: A case report.


Tazaki T, Sasaki M, Kohyama M, Sugiyama Y, Shintakuya R, Hirano T, Takahashi S, Nakamitsu A
Int J Surg Case Rep. 2019; 65:107-110.
PMID: 31704659.


The use of tension-free mesh repair techniques for inguinal hernias has led to uniformly low recurrence rates. The main associated morbidity is chronic postoperative inguinal pain. Mesh removal and triple neurectomy is the indicated procedure; there is insufficient evidence to support mesh removal alone without neurectomy in patients with chronic postoperative inguinal pain.