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Fig. 2 | BMC Surgery

Fig. 2

From: A comparative study examining laparoscopic and open inguinal hernia repair in children: a retrospective study from a single center in China

Fig. 2

Images of single-port laparoscopic percutaneous extraperitoneal closure operation steps with the two-hooked hernia needle apparatus. a The needle enters the abdominal cavity around the inner side of the hernia ring and passes between the peritoneum and the vas deferens. b After the hernia needle passes through the spermatic vessels, the silk thread is retained in the abdominal cavity with the help of a lens. c The needle then goes around the outside of the ring and into the abdominal cavity. d The hernia needle hooks the preset silk thread and takes it out of the abdominal cavity. e The thread is tightened and tied under the skin. f The internal hernia ring is closed

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