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kugel vs laparoscopic

Jianwen Li, Xin Wang, Xueyi Feng, Yan Gu, Rui Tang
BACKGROUND: Compared with laparoscopic groin herniorrhaphy, the open procedure used in most former studies was Lichtenstein repair. However, unlike the totally extraperitoneal (TEP) or transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) laparoscopic techniques, Lichtenstein procedure is a premuscular but not preperitoneal repair. This retrospective study compared the outcomes between laparoscopic preperitoneal and open preperitoneal procedure-modified Kugel (MK) herniorrhaphy. METHODS: Groin hernia patients older than 18 years who underwent open MK or laparoscopic preperitoneal herniorrhaphy in our hospitals between January 2008 and December 2010 were enrolled...
December 2013: Surgical Endoscopy
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