Transabdominal or totally extraperitoneal laparoscopic hernia repair?

@article{Cohen1998TransabdominalOT,
  title={Transabdominal or totally extraperitoneal laparoscopic hernia repair?},
  author={Ricardo Vitor Cohen and Guillermo Valladares Alvarez and S Roll and Mar{\'i}a Elena Mart{\'i}n Garc{\'i}a and Norio Kawahara and Carlos Aur{\'e}lio Schiavon and Tomas Schaffa and Patr{\'i}cia Reis Pereira and Nelson Fontana Margarido and A. J. Rodrigues},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy & endoscopy},
  year={1998},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={
          264-8
        }
}
Laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernias follows some principles that have already proven its efficiency, as a posterior approach and the prosthetic repair that allows a "tension-free" repair with consequent early return to work and low recurrence rate. To determine the most appropriate laparoscopic repair, we compared the transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) and the totally extraperitoneal (TEP) approach. Patients undergoing TAPP and TEP were compared regarding technical feasibility and… CONTINUE READING

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