Abdullah Aldohayan, FRCS, Glas, Mohanad Albalawi, Rasha Bassas, Maram Alaqel, Hassan Arishi, Mohammed Nabil AlAli, Dr. King Saud University Hospital
Background: Fatty Inguinal Hernia [FIH] is inguinal defect filled with Extraperitoneal fat and no sac. Laparoscopic repair of an inguinal hernia requires the presence of a SAC, either direct or indirect inguinal hernia. Many surgeons aborted the laparoscopic surgery in absence of the sac. The preoperative examination is important to diagnose the FIH.
Aim: In presence of suspicion of FIH, laparoscopic examination of deep inguinal & Hesselbach’s triangle is necessary to diagnose and manage.
Material and methods of FIH: The study started from January 2017 to June 2018. All the patients were either examined clinically or by ultrasound of the groan.
Results: There were 50 patients who were diagnosed with an inguinal hernia, 8 fatty indirect inguinal hernias, and 3 fatty direct inguinal hernias are encountered.
Conclusion: For a long time, patients who had FIH were managed improperly, hereby we illuminate the case of FIH which surgeon can miss if we're not aware of FIH.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 94419
Program Number: P582
Presentation Session: Poster Session (Non CME)
Presentation Type: Poster