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2019 Aug

Surg Endosc



An analysis of results in a single-blinded, prospective randomized controlled trial comparing non-fixating versus self-fixating mesh for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair.


Denham M, Johnson B, Leong M, Kuchta K, Conaty E, Ujiki MB, Denham W, Haggerty SP, Butt Z, Carbray J, Gitelis M, Linn JG
Surg Endosc. 2019 Aug; 33(8):2670-2679.
PMID: 30627841.


It remains unclear whether use of self-fixating mesh during laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair (LIHR) impacts postoperative quality of life (QoL). We hypothesize patients receiving self-fixating mesh during totally extraperitoneal (TEP) LIHR will report less pain and improved QoL compared to those receiving non-fixating mesh.