Tension-free Laparoscopic and Open Hernia Repair: Randomized Controlled Trial of Early Results

@article{Picchio1999TensionfreeLA,
  title={Tension-free Laparoscopic and Open Hernia Repair: Randomized Controlled Trial of Early Results},
  author={Marcello Picchio and Assunta Lombardi and Aleksejs Zolovkins and Māris Mihelsons and Giuseppe La Torre},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={23},
  pages={1004-1007}
}
The aim of the study was prospectively to compare the early results and outcome in 105 patients randomly allocated to undergo tension-free laparoscopic hernia repair (LHR) with transabdominal preperitoneal technique (53 patients) or open hernia repair (OHR) with mesh apposition (52 patients). The mean (SD) operation time was longer in the LHR group than in the OHR group: 49.6 (5.4) versus 33.9 (6.2) minutes; p < 0.001. One laparoscopic case was converted to open repair to deal with a hemorrhage… CONTINUE READING
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