Laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal repair of inguinal hernia under spinal anesthesia: a pilot study.

@article{Zacharoulis2009LaparoscopicTP,
  title={Laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal repair of inguinal hernia under spinal anesthesia: a pilot study.},
  author={Dimitrios Zacharoulis and Frank Fafoulakis and Ioannis Baloyiannis and Eleni Sioka and Stavroula Georgopoulou and Costas Pratsas and Eleni Hantzi and George Tzovaras},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={198 3},
  pages={456-9}
}
BACKGROUND The laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) inguinal hernia repair is an evolving technique associated with the well-known advantages of a minimally invasive approach. However, general anesthesia is routinely required for the procedure. Based on our previous experience in regional anesthesia for laparoscopic procedures, we designed a pilot study to assess the feasibility and safety of performing laparoscopic TAPP repair under spinal anesthesia. METHODS Forty-five American… CONTINUE READING

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