Selective non-stapling of mesh during unilateral endoscopic total extraperitoneal inguinal hernioplasty: a case-control study.

@article{Lau2003SelectiveNO,
  title={Selective non-stapling of mesh during unilateral endoscopic total extraperitoneal inguinal hernioplasty: a case-control study.},
  author={H H L Lau and Nivritti Gajanan Patil},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={138 12},
  pages={1352-5}
}
HYPOTHESIS Selective non-stapling of the mesh during unilateral endoscopic total extraperitoneal inguinal hernioplasty (TEP) may reduce postoperative pain and morbidity rate. DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING Division of general surgery at a university-affiliated teaching hospital. PATIENTS Two hundred patients who underwent TEP. INTERVENTION Endoscopic total extraperitoneal inguinal hernioplasty with and without stapling the mesh. The mesh was stapled when the diameter of the hernial… CONTINUE READING

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