Prostheses in Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair

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Abstract

The prostheses used in inguinal hernia repair have ranged from preformed polypropylene to the current three-dimensional meshes consisting of little material and large pores. Today, mesh pores and material content (polypropylene, polyester mostly) are very important when considering the lifestyles of the patient. Correctly choosing the mesh according to the characteristics of the patient and the hernia is essential.

Keywords

Prosthesis Mesh Fixation Laparoscopy Inguinal Hernia Polypropylene Pores Lightweight 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Tejada Gómez
    • 1
  • Araceli Bellido Luque
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity Hospital Infanta ElenaHuelvaSpain
  2. 2.Department of General and Abdominal SurgeryHospital Quiron Sagrado CorazonSevillaSpain

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