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Minerva Chirurgica 2001 December;56(6):553-60

language: Italian

Inguinal hernia surgery. A survey and description of a technique variation

De Cesare A., Bononi M., Atella F., Lauretti M. C., Angelini M., Luraschi B.


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Background. To evaluate the efficacy of the tension free surgical technique for the treatment inguinal hernia.
Methods. The authors propose personal experience of 172 patients, treated for inguinal hernia in the period from 1986 to 1993, selecting two patients groups. In the first group the patients (80 cases) were treated with traditional hernioplasty, in the second group (92 cases) hernioplasty tension-free was performed.
Results. In the first group 6 cases of recurrence (6.7%), have been observed and in the second group only one case.
Conclusions. The results obtained, and lierature survey show the advantages of hernioplasty tension-free.

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