Mechanisms of hernia recurrence after preperitoneal mesh repair: Traditional and laparoscopic

Anthony S. Lowham, Charles J. Filipi, Robert J. Fitzgibbons, Rene Stoppa, George E. Wantz, Edward L. Felix, W. Boyd Crafton

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Objective: The authors provide an assessment of mechanisms leading to hernia recurrence after laparoscopic and traditional preperitoneal herniorrhaphy to allow surgeons using either technique to achieve better results. Summary Background Data: The laparoscopic and traditional preperitoneal approaches to hernia repair are analogous in principle and outcome and have experienced a similar evolution over different time frames. The recurrence rate after preperitoneal herniorrhaphy should be low (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)422-431
Number of pages10
JournalAnnals of Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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