Endoscopic totally extraperitoneal inguinal hernioplasty under spinal anesthesia.

@article{Lau2005EndoscopicTE,
  title={Endoscopic totally extraperitoneal inguinal hernioplasty under spinal anesthesia.},
  author={H H L Lau and Cynthia Wong and Kitty Chu and Nivritti Gajanan Patil},
  journal={Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A},
  year={2005},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={
          121-4
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Although endoscopic totally extraperitoneal inguinal hernioplasty (TEP) confers superior early outcomes compared to those of open repair, the requirement of general anesthesia has been held as an argument against the application of TEP by opponents of laparoscopic surgery. To date, the literature on TEP performed under spinal anesthesia remains scarce. The present study reports our early experience performing TEP under spinal anesthesia in selected patients who were medically unfit… CONTINUE READING

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