Lichtenstein tension-free hernioplasty: Its inception, evolution, and principles

@article{Amid2004LichtensteinTH,
  title={Lichtenstein tension-free hernioplasty: Its inception, evolution, and principles},
  author={Parviz K. Amid},
  journal={Hernia},
  year={2004},
  volume={8},
  pages={1-7}
}
To circumvent the degenerative nature of inguinal hernias and adverse effect of suture line tension, the Lichtenstein tension-free hernioplasty began in 1984 and evolved (between 1984 and 1988) to a procedure that is now considered the gold standard of hernia repair by the American College of Surgeons. The objective of this paper is to outline the reasons behind the minor changes made during the short, 4-year evolution of the technique, describe the key principles of the operation, and… CONTINUE READING
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