Systematic review of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of laparoscopic surgery for inguinal hernia repair.

Kirsty McCormack, B. Wake, Juan Gregorio Gonzalez Perez, Cynthia Mary Fraser, Jonathan Alistair Cook, Emma McIntosh, Luke David Vale, Adrian Maxwell Grant

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The aim of this review is to determine: ( 1) whether laparoscopic methods are more effective and cost-effective than open mesh methods of inguinal hernia repair; and ( 2) whether laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) repair is more effective and cost-effective than laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) repair of inguinal hernia. Where data allow, the patient population has been split by whether or not the hernia is recurrent or bilateral and whether or not the patient receives general anaesthesia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-218
Number of pages217
JournalHealth Technology Assessment
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2005



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