Published in Medical Imaging Week, December 10th, 2005
"Chronic pain after open inguinal herniorrhaphy is a complication with an incidence of 10-20% and recurrence in 25% of the patients," according to surgeons in Denmark, who described their "experience with the laparoscopic technique" in a recent report.
"Patients who had undergone laparoscopic inguinal herniorrhaphy (TAPP) in our department from 1995 to 2002 received a questionnaire (n=161)," explained E. Oberg and coauthors at Gentoffe University Hospital. "Patients were asked whether they had chronic pain or recurrence; if so, they were seen in the outpatient...
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