Lichtenstein Onlay Mesh Hernioplasty: Original Technique and Personal Modifications
Several years have passed from the last time we read Irving Lichtenstein’s Hernia Repair Without Disability published in 1986 , and, despite changes and “corruptions” introduced by different authors during the years, the technique described by Lichtenstein still shows its value standing still and valid in the present days. The concept of tension-free repair for inguinal hernia represents one of the turning points of abdominal wall surgery: it was a paradigm shift from traditional tissue repair to modern mesh repair from the technical, physiopathological, and organizational standpoint.
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