Transabdominal pre-peritoneal (TAPP) versus totally extraperitoneal (TEP) laparoscopic techniques for inguinal hernia repair: a systematic review

@article{McCormack2004TransabdominalP,
  title={Transabdominal pre-peritoneal (TAPP) versus totally extraperitoneal (TEP) laparoscopic techniques for inguinal hernia repair: a systematic review},
  author={Kirsty McCormack and Beverley Wake and Cynthia Fraser and Luke Vale and Josel{\'i}n P{\'e}rez and A. Webster Grant},
  journal={Hernia},
  year={2004},
  volume={9},
  pages={109-114}
}
Background: The choice of approach to the laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia is controversial. There is a scarcity of data comparing the laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) approach with the laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) approach, and questions remain about their relative merits and risks. Methods: Electronic databases were searched to identify reports of trials comparing laparoscopic TAPP with laparoscopic TEP. In addition, selected conference proceedings were… CONTINUE READING

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