Laparoscopic percutaneous inguinal hernia repair in children: review of technique and comparison with open surgery.

@article{Timberlake2015LaparoscopicPI,
  title={Laparoscopic percutaneous inguinal hernia repair in children: review of technique and comparison with open surgery.},
  author={Matthew D. Timberlake and Troy A Sukhu and Katherine W. Herbst and Sara K Rasmussen and Sean Corbett},
  journal={Journal of pediatric urology},
  year={2015},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={262.e1-6}
}
INTRODUCTION Minimally-invasive approaches for inguinal hernia repair have evolved from conventional laparoscopy requiring placement of three ports and intracorporeal suturing to simple, one and two port extraperitoneal closure techniques. We utilize a single port laparoscopic percutaneous repair (LPHR) technique for selected children requiring operative intervention for inguinal hernia. We suspect that compared to open surgery, LPHR offers shorter operative duration with comparable safety and… CONTINUE READING
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