Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair: a NICE operation.


Published evidence comparing laparoscopic and open herniorraphy is controversial. NICE recommends that open techniques are used for first time repairs and that TEP be considered for bilateral/recurrent repairs undertaken in specialist units. We report a consecutive series of 224 patients undergoing 268 TEP repairs between 1996 and 2001. Operating time… (More)


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