Open mesh versus laparoscopic mesh repair of inguinal hernia.

@article{Neumayer2004OpenMV,
  title={Open mesh versus laparoscopic mesh repair of inguinal hernia.},
  author={L. Neumayer and A. Giobbie-Hurder and O. Jonasson and Robert Fitzgibbons and D. Dunlop and J. Gibbs and D. Reda and W. Henderson},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={350 18},
  pages={
          1819-27
        }
}
BACKGROUND Repair of inguinal hernias in men is a common surgical procedure, but the most effective surgical technique is unknown. METHODS We randomly assigned men with inguinal hernias at 14 Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers to either open mesh or laparoscopic mesh repair. The primary outcome was recurrence of hernias at two years. Secondary outcomes included complications and patient-centered outcomes. RESULTS Of the 2164 patients who were randomly assigned to one of the two… Expand

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