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2022 Jul




Comparison of Early Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Suture Fixation Versus Tack Fixation of Mesh in Laparoscopic Transabdominal Preperitoneal (TAPP) Repair of Inguinal Hernia.


The advent of laparoscopic techniques in repairing inguinal hernia has significantly improved outcomes of inguinal hernia surgery. However, acute and chronic postoperative pain after fixation of mesh with tacks and the cost of tacking devices are major hindrances to the widespread use of laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) repair in resource-poor settings. This study sought to introduce a method of mesh fixation that will reduce the cost of laparoscopic TAPP repair and might help reduce postoperative pain.