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2019 Aug

Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech



Effect of Previous Lower Abdominal Surgery on Outcomes Following Totally Extraperitoneal (TEP) Inguinal Hernia Repair.


Prassas D, Ntolia A, Brosa J, Kounnamas A, Rolfs T-M, Schumacher F-J, Krieg A
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2019 Aug; 29(4):267-270.
PMID: 30676540.


Previous lower abdominal surgery is generally considered as a relative contraindication for laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) inguinal hernia repair. Our objective was to investigate the feasibility and safety of TEP repair in patients with a history of lower abdominal surgery.