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5th Edition of Global Conference on Surgery and Anaesthesia

September 05-07, 2024 | Hybrid Event

September 05 -07, 2024 | Madrid, Spain
GCSA 2022

Shreya Sengupta

Shreya Sengupta, Speaker at Surgery Conferences
Royal Victoria Hospital, United Kingdom
Title : Eponyms in hernia surgery


The saying goes “The history of hernia repair is the history of surgery”. The history of open surgery for groin hernia has gone through many stages of development starting from the Romans, Greeks and the Egyptians. Starting from the use of trusses, taxis for strangulation and routine excision of the genitals came the dark middle Ages, which have been described by historians as a period of surgery in eclipse and centuries of ignorance. During Renaissance, new surgical knowledge flourished and the foundation of herniology was begun. Hernia surgery saw an upstroke in the late 19th century with initial descriptions by Marcy and Bassini. My paper is a historical recollection on the various controversies, incidents and achievements in the world of hernia. Starting from Marcy Versus Bassini- Who is better, to Halsted's, shouldice and MacVay's repair, then beginning of era of mesh, to controversies of where to put in mesh and finally to no mesh repair, I have it all here.



Shreya Sengupta completed MBBS and graduated in 2019 from R. G Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, India. During her MBBS, she received honours in all the years of curriculum and gold medal in surgery. She is an ATLS provider and served as frontliner for COVID 19 pandemic in India as ICU doctor and thereafter worked at Medway NHS foundation trust and Frimley park hospital in England as trust doctor for 2 years in general surgery, trauma and orthopaedics. She completed her MRCS in 2022 and currently is a core surgical trainee specialising in plastic surgery at Belfast, Northern Ireland.