Muhammad Paryal Tagar, Muhammad Jawed, Khawar Saeed Jamali, Sarang Tagar, Ubedullah Shaikh


The preponderance of open hernia repairs makes use of the tension free mesh methods which include Lichtenstein, Stoppa, Nyhus and Rutkow. Laparoscopic repair is minimally invasive approach and the two main methods are trans-abdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) repair and totally extraperitoneal (TEP) repair. The TEP method accesses the hernia site through the pre-peritoneal plane without ingoing the peritoneal cavity and is now the number one method. Inclusive milieu research showed that Lichtenstein and TEP repairs are at present the methods of preference in their particular open and laparoscopic categories for inguinal hernia repair. So, this review focuses on comparing these two methods in terms of clinical and cost effectiveness. For the purposes of this review, an inclusive online literature search was undertaken during May 2014 using the EBM reviews, EMBASE, MEDLINE and SpringerLink data bases. All published randomized controlled trials after 1995 with sample size of over 100 and which were printed in English language and had compared the effectiveness of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair with open mesh inguinal hernia repair were eligible for inclusion.


Hernia; Peritoneal; Effectiveness.

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