A prospective comparison of transabdominal preperitoneal laparoscopic hernia repair versus traditional open hernia repair in a university setting.


In this study, laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal inguinal hernia repair and traditional open inguinal hernia repair were compared in relation to operative time, hospital stay, pain medication use, recovery time, complications, and costs. Elective hernia repairs, 126 in 106 patients, were prospectively followed from January 1991 through September… (More)


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