Higher recurrence rate after endoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) inguinal hernia repair with ultrapro lightweight mesh: 5-year results of a randomized controlled trial (TULP-trial). Ann Surg 2018; 268: 241-246.

Published: 17th September 2018

Authors: Roos M, Bakker WJ, Schouten N, Voorbrood C, Clevers GJ, Verleisdonk EJ et al.


Some 790 patients completed five year follow-up. Recurrence rates were 2.4 per cent after lightweight and 1.1 per cent after heavyweight mesh (P=0.01).

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