Open vs laparoscopic repair of secondary lumbar hernias: a prospective nonrandomized study

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Lumbar hernias are uncommon defects of the posterior abdominal wall. Surgical treatment is still controversial in these cases. The aim of this study was to compare outcome and costs of the laparoscopic approach vs the open method. We conducted a prospective nonrandomized study of 16 patients who underwent operation for secondary lumbar hernia between… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00464-004-9067-7

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