The international surgical journal with global reach

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

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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