Spontaneous retraction of the ligated hernial sac during herniotomy: an accurate guide to successful herniotomy for young surgeons

  • AO Ademuyiwa
  • EA Agbakwuru


Inguinal herniotomy is one of the most common surgical procedures in paediatric surgery practice. To most experienced surgeons, herniotomy is supposed to be one of the easiest surgical procedures and one of the many procedures a trainee should be able to perform proficiently. However, this is not usually the experience of young trainees. This communication aims to highlight an intraoperative observation to reassure the ‘uninitiated’ trainee surgeon on the accuracy of the hernial sac ligation.

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