Laparoscopic herniorrhaphy. Transabdominal preperitoneal floor repair.

  title={Laparoscopic herniorrhaphy. Transabdominal preperitoneal floor repair.},
  author={Edward L. Felix and Constantine A. Michas and Regina McKnight},
  journal={Surgical endoscopy},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={100-3; discussion 103-4}
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of a laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) approach to inguinal hernia repair which dissected the entire inguinal floor and repaired the indirect, direct, and femoral areas in all patients without tension. In our series, 183 patients had 205 hernia repairs and were followed for more than 6 months. Of this group, 128 hernias were indirect, 55 direct, 22 pantaloon, 26 recurrent, and 22 bilateral. All 12 females and the first 11… CONTINUE READING