A prospective randomized study comparing laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) versus Lichtenstein repair for bilateral inguinal hernias. Surgery 2018; 216: 78-83.

Published: 22nd November 2018

Authors: lelpo B, Duran H, Diaz E, Fabra I, Caruso R, Malavé L et al.


In this study that included 134 patients, TAPP reduced postoperative pain up to seven days (P=0.003), shortened hospital stay (P=0.001) and caused less chronic pain (P=0.04).

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