Randomized Prospective Study of Totally Extraperitoneal Inguinal Hernia Repair: Fixation Versus No Fixation of Mesh

@inproceedings{Koch2006RandomizedPS,
  title={Randomized Prospective Study of Totally Extraperitoneal Inguinal Hernia Repair: Fixation Versus No Fixation of Mesh},
  author={Cody Alan Koch and Susan Greenlee and Dirk Russell Larson and Jeffrey Robert Harrington and David R. Farley},
  booktitle={JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons},
  year={2006}
}
BACKGROUND Fixation of the mesh during laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) inguinal hernia repair is thought to be necessary to prevent recurrence. However, mesh fixation may increase postoperative pain and lead to an increased risk of complications. We questioned whether elimination of fixation of the mesh during TEP inguinal hernia repair leads to decreased postoperative pain or complications, or both, without an increased rate of recurrence. METHODS A randomized prospective single… CONTINUE READING