A Remarkable Pitfall in Inguinal Open Mesh Herniorrhaphy
- *Corresponding Author:
- Zwaans WAR
Maxima Medisch Centrum
General Surgery, De Run 4600
P.O. Box 7777, Veldhoven
5500 MB, The Netherlands
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: August 19, 2015 Accepted date: September 14, 2015 Published date: September 21, 2015
Citation: Zwaans WAR, Scheltinga MRM, Roumen RMH (2015) A Remarkable Pitfall in Inguinal Open Mesh Herniorrhaphy. J Gastrointest Dig Syst 5:343. doi:10.4172/2161-069X.1000343
Copyright: © 2015 Zwaans WAR, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
A patient was referred to SolviMáx, our 'centre of excellence for chronic abdominal wall and groin pain' because of persistent inguinodynia after a Lichtenstein repair. A surgical exploration revealed a spermatic cord that was divided by the mesh, supposedly during the primary repair. As a consequence, the patient had developed severe neuropathic pain originating from a damaged genitofemoral nerve. Following a tailored neurectomy, he became pain free.