Laparoscopic Hernia: Umbilical-Pubis Length Versus Technical Difficulty

  title={Laparoscopic Hernia: Umbilical-Pubis Length Versus Technical Difficulty},
  author={Alberto Luiz Monteiro Meyer and Pierre Blanc and Radwan Kassir and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Atger},
  booktitle={JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons},
UNLABELLED Laparoscopic hernia repair is more difficult than open hernia repair. The totally extraperitoneal procedure with 3 trocars on the midline is more comfortable for the surgeon. We studied the impact of the length between the umbilicus and the pubis on the totally extraperitoneal procedure (95 hernias operated on in 70 patients). This length did not influence the totally extraperitoneal procedure in this study. BACKGROUND The laparoscopic repair of hernias is considered to be… CONTINUE READING


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