Summary: Various techniques have been developed for the repair of femoral hernia. The technique with the Lichtenstein Plug
since 1989 has allowed to obtain a lower rate of complications and recurrences, as well as an early recovery of the patients usual
activities. Its application, widely spread in elective surgery, can also be performed in emergency surgery. The aim of this work is to
review the experience of our basic group of work in the surgical treatment of femoral hernia using this technique.
Methods: A retrospective descriptive observational study was conducted in our basic work group from the surgery service of
the General Teaching Hospital “Enrique Cabrera” between 2009 and 2018, to which this surgical technique was applied. We study
the anatomical variants of hernias as well as post-operative complications and clinical evolution.
Results: The mean age of the patients was 58.7 years (19-92 years), being the female with the highest incidence 78%, as well
as, the most frequent location the right, 67.5%. The prosthesis used in the hernioplasty was that of polypropylene. Local anesthesia
was applied to 29 patients (63%) of them. The average surgical time was25 minutes, (15-65 minutes). Ambulation was early and
the average hospital stay was lessthan 24 hours, in most patients. Only one infection of the wound and one hernia recurrence in one
patient was confirmed.
Conclusion: Therefore, we believe that the Lichtenstein Plug technique should be considered among the techniques of choice
in the treatment of femoral hernia