News Feed Discussions Occult Hernia or Scar Tissue? Reply To: Occult Hernia or Scar Tissue?

  • MikeL

    June 3, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Lifeboat, I assume that mesh was left when other groin reconstruction was done years later. Your lap repair was done in tension free fashoin while following core muscle surgeries have been performed using pure tissue repair techniques. No mesh repair does induce tension in the groin (besides scar tissue problem). Even if the scar tissue breaks mesh and surrounding tissues under tension may still contribute to your symptoms. Possibly, if symptoms persist for a ling time, you should seek second opinion and specifically ask hernia surgeon about neurectomy, which is done as open repair.