Total Extraperitoneal (TEP) Approach in Inguinal Hernia Repair: The Old and the New

  • Davide LomantoEmail author
  • Eva Lourdes Sta. Clara


Endoscopic inguinal hernia repair has three surgical approaches from totally extraperitoneal (TEP) repair to the transabdominal preperitoneal approach (TAPP) and the less common intraperitoneal onlay mesh repair (IPOM). The first two are widely utilized for the obvious advantages of lower recurrence and complication rates and better outcome when compared to the open repair while covering the entire potential hernia site in the myopectineal orifice with a large prosthesis [1, 2].


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgical CentreYLL School of Medicine, National University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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