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Bassini herniorrhaphy

Pronunciation: ba-se'ne

Definition: a herniorrhaphy for an indirect inguinal hernia repair; after reduction of the hernia, the sac is twisted, ligated, and cut off, then a new inguinal floor is made by uniting the edge of the internal oblique muscle to the inguinal ligament, placing the cord on this, and covering it with the external oblique muscle.

Synonym(s): Bassini operation

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