What are the Bassini and Shouldice repair techniques for the surgical treatment of abdominal inguinal hernias?

Updated: Jul 01, 2021
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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The essence of the Bassini repair is apposition of the transversus abdominis, transversalis fascia, and lateral rectus sheath to the inguinal ligament. This is usually performed by imbrication (see the image below). The Shouldice technique uses two layers of continuous suture in a similar fashion.

Bassini-type repair approximating transversus abdo Bassini-type repair approximating transversus abdominis aponeurosis and transversalis fascia to iliopubic tract and inguinal ligament.

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