By Francesco Corcione
The inguinal hernia represents the main major element of the technical and technological evolution of the second one half the twentieth century, nonetheless fashionable at first of this new millennium. We handed in truth, from a complete sequence of tra ditional approaches, with small diversifications, to the main glossy ones with prosthesis, to reach then to the laparoscopy. A surgical ailment, which counts greater than 2 hundred other kinds of operations, as on the subject of the inguinal hernia, doesn't exist. this is often end result of the complete sur gical category's curiosity in the direction of this illness, in addition to to the truth that many sur geons attempt to create a few new ideas, and to suggest "new" prosthetic mate rials to the corporations in an effort to customize and facilitate the technique. lately, during this context, in the open surgical procedure box, a number of diversifications and a large number of different prosthetic methods were additional to the unique "Tension-free hernioplasty", defined through Irving Lichtenstein initially of the '70s, yet frequent simply on the finish of the '80s. a few of these prosthetic strategies had a awesome diffusion around the globe, whereas others have been followed basically in sure international locations. within the previous couple of years a few posterior upkeep arose and this is why why, due to an excellent day-congress in Naples, with each most up-to-date open inguinal hernia maintenance, learned with live-surgery, we had the assumption to summarize and to demonstrate them during this booklet.