Safety and efficacy of laparoscopic percutaneous extraperitoneal closure for inguinal hernias and hydroceles in children: a comparison with traditional open repair.

@article{Saka2014SafetyAE,
  title={Safety and efficacy of laparoscopic percutaneous extraperitoneal closure for inguinal hernias and hydroceles in children: a comparison with traditional open repair.},
  author={R. Omer Saka and Hiroomi Okuyama and Takashi Sasaki and Satoko Nose and Chizu Yoneyama},
  journal={Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A},
  year={2014},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={55-8}
}
INTRODUCTION Laparoscopic procedures for inguinal hernias and hydroceles in children have become widespread in the past few decades. The purpose of this study was to perform a retrospective analysis of our experience in order to assess the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic percutaneous extraperitoneal closure (LPEC) and to compare the findings with those of conventional open repair (OR). SUBJECTS AND METHODS We analyzed the medical records of 488 patients who underwent LPEC or OR for… CONTINUE READING

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