Laparoscopic extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair with spinal anesthesia and nitrous oxide insufflation

Background: Laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia is traditionally performed under general anesthesia mainly because of the adverse effects that carbon dioxide pneumoperitoneum has on awake patients. Since a mandatory use of general anesthesia for all hernia repairs is questionable, the feasibility of laparoscopic extraperitoneal herniorraphy using spinal… CONTINUE READING