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2020 Oct

Minerva Chir



Laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia: retrospective comparison of TEP and TAPP procedures in a tertiary referral center.


Ortenzi M, Williams S, Solanki N, Guerrieri M, Haji A
Minerva Chir. 2020 Oct; 75(5):279-285.
PMID: 33210522.


The technical evolution of hernia repair has brought to the introduction of laparoscopy in this field. The most common laparoscopic techniques are transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) repair and totally extraperitoneal (TEP) repair. Indirect comparisons between TAPP and TEP have raised questions as to which is the superior approach in improving patient outcomes; however, there is still a scarcity of data directly comparing these laparoscopic approaches. The aim of this report is to offer a retrospective comparison between the two techniques with a long-term follow-up.