Simultaneous repair of bilateral inguinal hernias: A prospective, randomized study of single versus double mesh laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal repair

Gil Ohana, Eldad Powsner, Yedidia Melki, Dov Estlein, Dan Seror, Zeev Dreznik

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to compare the double and the single mesh techniques, both used in the laparoscopic totally extra peritoneal (TEP) repair of bilateral inguinal hernia. Sixty-five patients with bilateral inguinal hernia were enrolled in a prospective, randomized trial comparing the single and the double mesh techniques. The single and the double mesh techniques compared favorably in terms of operating time, long-term morbidity, hospital stay, time for return to work, postoperative quality of life and recurrence rate. However, the cost of a single, large prosthesis was 38% to 40% lower than that of 2 small ones. The laparoscopic TEP repair of bilateral inguinal hernia with a large, single prosthetic mesh is a technically simple and safe procedure, which offers clear cost savings and a potentially shorter operating time over the double mesh repair. It is strongly recommended for the routine, laparoscopic TEP repair of bilateral inguinal hernias.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-17
Number of pages6
JournalSurgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2006

Keywords

  • Bilateral inguinal hernia
  • Laparoscopic TEP
  • Single mesh

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