Causes of recurrence after laparoscopic hernioplasty

  title={Causes of recurrence after laparoscopic hernioplasty},
  author={Eduardo Felix and Shane Scott and B. Crafton and Philipp Geis and Titus Duncan and Richard Sewell and Barry Mckernan},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
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