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Five cases of Cooper's ligament herniorrhaphy are presented which were followed by ipsilateral deep vein thrombophlebitis and, in four instances, by pulmonary embolism. Possible compression of the femoral vein by too snug a repair is postulated.
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Accepted: April 13, 1979
© 1980 Published by Elsevier Inc.