Randomized clinical trial of total extraperitoneal inguinal hernioplasty vs Lichtenstein repair: a long-term follow-up study.

@article{Eker2012RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized clinical trial of total extraperitoneal inguinal hernioplasty vs Lichtenstein repair: a long-term follow-up study.},
  author={Hasan Huseyin Eker and Hester R. Langeveld and Pieter J. Klitsie and Martijne van't Riet and Laurents P. S. Stassen and Wibo F Weidema and Ewout Willem Steyerberg and Johan F. Lange and H Jaap Bonjer and Johannes Jeekel},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={147 3},
  pages={256-60}
}
HYPOTHESIS Mesh repair is generally preferred for surgical correction of inguinal hernia, although the merits of endoscopic techniques over open surgery are still debated. Herein, minimally invasive total extraperitoneal inguinal hernioplasty (TEP) was compared with Lichtenstein repair to determine if one is associated with less postoperative pain, hypoesthesia, and hernia recurrence. DESIGN Prospective multicenter randomized clinical trial. SETTING Academic research. PATIENTS Six hundred… CONTINUE READING
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