Intraoperative and Postoperative Complications of MIS Inguinal Hernia Repair

  • Paul Frydenlund
  • Archana RamaswamyEmail author


Inguinal hernia repair is a general surgery standard which has been performed for well over the past 100 years, undergoing an evolution with the development of minimally invasive surgery. The laparoscopic approach to inguinal herniorrhaphy is an accepted method for most patients with symptomatic inguinal hernias and is being offered more frequently as minimally invasive skills become more widespread. Innovations to surgical practice like laparoscopy produce challenges including technological support and safety concerns. One significant hurdle to the immediate and universal adoption of minimally invasive inguinal hernia repair has been concern about associated complications and rate of recurrence. This chapter describes complications related to minimally invasive inguinal hernia repair and techniques to avoid or mitigate these undesired outcomes.


Inguinal hernia Laparoscopy Minimally invasive surgery Hernia recurrence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Minnesota, Minneapolis VA Medical CenterMinneapolisUSA

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