Causes of recurrence after laparoscopic hernioplasty. A multicenter study.

@article{Felix1998CausesOR,
  title={Causes of recurrence after laparoscopic hernioplasty. A multicenter study.},
  author={Edward L. Felix and Shane A. Scott and B. Crafton and Philipp Geis and Thomas O. Duncan and R Andrew Sewell and Barry McKernan},
  journal={Surgical endoscopy},
  year={1998},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={
          226-31
        }
}
BACKGROUND To determine if there are common factors beyond the learning curve that lead to recurrence after laparoscopic hernioplasty, we analyzed failures seen in seven centers specializing in laparoscopic hernia repair. METHOD We performed a retrospective review of patients who had a laparoscopic hernioplasty (Tapp or Tep) between 1990 and 1996 at centers specializing in laparoscopic repairs (>500 repairs at each center). RESULTS In all, 7661 patients had 10,053 hernias repaired by the… CONTINUE READING

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