Preperitoneal Hernioplasty Performed with Needlescopic Instruments (Microlaparoscopy)

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Summary:We treated a series of 30 patients who had a Nyhus type II, III, or IV inguinal hernia without associated pathology by laparoscopic surgery using 2-mm surgical instruments and a modified preperitoneal Dulucq technique. A 30° optic was used, and the repair was reinforced by an accordion-folded, polypropylene mesh introduced through a 10-mm optic needleport.There were no postoperative complications, and all patients were discharged 24 hours after operation. At 6 months there has been no recurrence of hernia. It was evident that the 2-mm procedure produced less surgical trauma.

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