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2020 Mar 25

Surg Technol Int


Chronic Pain and Discomfort in Primary Uncomplicated Groin Hernia: A Prospective Study Comparing Trans-Abdominal Pre-Peritoneal (TAPP) to Open Repair Surgery With a 3-Year Follow-Up.


Chronic pain still occurs in 10-12% of patients who undergo surgical groin hernia repair. Considering the high prevalence of this pathology, we performed a single-center prospective study comparing the laparoscopic trans-abdominal pre-peritoneal (TAPP) approach to the standard surgical open technique for primary uncomplicated hernia repair.