Total extraperitoneal hernioplasty: does the long-term clinical course depend on the type of mesh?

@article{Lauscher2008TotalEH,
  title={Total extraperitoneal hernioplasty: does the long-term clinical course depend on the type of mesh?},
  author={Johannes Christian Lauscher and Kamal Yafaei and Heinz Johannes Buhr and J{\"o}rg Peter Ritz},
  journal={Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={803-8}
}
INTRODUCTION Implantation of alloplastic material has become a standard surgical procedure in inguinal hernia repair. The properties of different meshes are discussed as determinants of postoperative outcome. The aim of this study was to comparatively evaluate long-term results after total extraperitoneal hernioplasty (TEP) with a heavyweight polypropylene mesh (PP) and a lightweight polypropylene-polyglactin composite mesh (PP-PG) in a large patient population. MATERIALS AND METHODS The… CONTINUE READING
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