The Kugel repair for groin hernias

Surg Clin North Am. 2003 Oct;83(5):1119-39. doi: 10.1016/S0039-6109(03)00123-3.


The Kugel repair is a minimally invasive but nonlaparoscopic preperitoneal hernia repair. It has certain advantages over other repairs, but will require a little additional effort initially to learn the repair and the associated anatomy encountered in this approach. This anatomy has not, historically, been well taught in medical schools. This repair is an attempt to achieve the fastest recovery possible after groin hernia surgery while assuring a very low risk of recurrence.

MeSH terms

  • Antibiotic Prophylaxis
  • Digestive System Surgical Procedures*
  • Dissection
  • Hernia, Inguinal / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Inguinal Canal / anatomy & histology
  • Surgical Mesh
  • Treatment Outcome