To explore the application of biological patches in tension-free inguinal hernia repair.METHODS:
Totally 29 Chinese references and 1 English article regarding tension-free repair for inguinal hernia with biological patches were retrieved from 1999 to 2008. Then the retrieved information was summarized from clinical data, surgical results, complication, and recurrence rate to report the biological patches in tension-free inguinal hernia repair.RESULTS:
The biological patch in tension-free inguinal hernia repair was characterized by little trauma, simple operation, rapid recovery and less complication with lower recurrence rate, especially obtained an excellent result in treating recurrent hernia.CONCLUSION:
Tension-free repair for inguinal hernia with biological patches is an ideal operative method.