Which is the best laparoscopic approach for inguinal hernia repair: TEP or TAPP? A systematic review of the literature with a network meta-analysis

@article{Bracale2012WhichIT,
  title={Which is the best laparoscopic approach for inguinal hernia repair: TEP or TAPP? A systematic review of the literature with a network meta-analysis},
  author={Umberto Bracale and Paolo Melillo and Giusto Pignata and Enrico Di Salvo and Marcella Rovani and Giovanni Merola and Leandro Pecchia},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2012},
  volume={26},
  pages={3355-3366}
}
Totally extraperitoneal (TEP) repair and transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) repair are the most used laparoscopic techniques for inguinal hernia treatment. However, many studies have shown that laparoscopic hernia repair compared with open hernia repair (OHR) may offer less pain and shorter convalescence. Few studies compared the clinical efficacy between… CONTINUE READING