Transcutaneous laparoscopic hernia repair in children: a prospective review of 275 hernia repairs with minimum 2-year follow-up

@article{Dutta2008TranscutaneousLH,
  title={Transcutaneous laparoscopic hernia repair in children: a prospective review of 275 hernia repairs with minimum 2-year follow-up},
  author={Sanjeev Dutta and Craig T. Albanese},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2008},
  volume={23},
  pages={103-107}
}
Inguinal hernia in children is traditionally repaired through a groin incision by dissecting the hernia sac from the spermatic cord and suture ligating its base. A laparoscopic modification of this procedure involves placement of a transcutaneous suture around the neck of the sac through a 2-mm stab incision under visualization with an umbilically placed 2.7-mm 30o lens. We reviewed the clinical outcome of this novel procedure at our institution. Prospective review of 275 hernias in 187… CONTINUE READING

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