2011, Number 2
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ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION. The treatment of the inguinal hernia remains being a controversial subject and there is not a common point of action as regards the therapeutic modality used. With the development of the prosthetic techniques the controversy remains despite their demonstrated advantages. The objective of present study was to assess the first cases operated on with the extended cone technique a modification of the classic Liechtenstein's and Rutkow's techniques.
METHODS. A linear and prospective study was conducted in 45 patients operated on by a prosthetic technique called extended cone. The patients were operated on in a period of two years in the Multiprofile Clinic of Luanda (Angola) and in classification the modified Gilbert was used.
RESULTS. There was predominance of male sex. The more frequent location was the right inguinal region and those patients classified as III degree according to the Gilbert's classification. There were six minor complications and up to present time there were not relapses.
CONCLUSIONS. The extended cone technique is another option for treatment of patients presenting with III and IV degrees inguinal hernias according to Gilbert's classification.
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