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2021 Feb 02

Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech



Cyanoacrylate Glue Versus Absorbable Tacks in Mesh Fixation for Laparoscopic Extraperitoneal Inguinal Hernia Repair: A Randomized Controlled Trial.


Issa M, Tacey M, Geraghty J, Das A, Dhir A, Mori K, To H
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2021 Feb 02; 31(3):291-297.
PMID: 34047299.


Cyanoacrylate glue (Glubran 2) is a synthetic adhesive mesh fixation material. Its utility is being evaluated in laparoscopic total extraperitoneal (TEP) inguinal hernia repair (IHR). A multicentre randomized controlled trial was performed comparing Glubran 2 to standard of care absorbable tacks, particularly assessing chronic postoperative inguinal pain and its effects.