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Inguinal Hernia Module

Repairing a Groin Hernia

This module allows users to practice the key steps of the Laparoscopic Transabdominal Preperitoneal (TAPP) Inguinal Hernia repair. A variety of complications and emergency situations such as injuries to the vessels, vas deferens, nerves and bladder as well as comprehensive performance metrics are included.

Learning Objectives:

  • Anatomy identification: to become familiar with the anatomy of the inguinal region and gain experience in identifying the anatomical landmarks essential for the TAPP Inguinal Hernia repair
  • Incision and dissection: to practice an accurate peritoneal incision, performing a safe dissection and gentle reduction of the hernia sac, and preparing a peritoneal flap for further mesh placement
  • Mesh placement and fixation: to practice accurate positioning of the mesh over the primary hernia defect, performing a safe fixation of the mesh to the anterior abdominal wall and closure of the peritoneum
An inguinal hernia exercise on a Simbionix simulator Incision
An inguinal hernia exercise on a simbionix simulator Mesh Placement
An inguinal hernia exercise on a simbionix simulator Peritoneal Closure

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