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This is the Scientific Surgery Archive, which contains all randomized clinical trials in surgery that have been identified by searching the top 50 English language medical journal issues since January 1998. Compiled by Jonothan J. Earnshaw, former Editor-in-Chief, BJS

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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