[The Lichtenstein technique—"minimally invasive surgical procedure". Experiences and results of 251 hernia repairs]

H Gai
Langenbecks Archiv Für Chirurgie. Supplement. Kongressband 1996, 113: 606-8
Technique and results of Lichtenstein's hernia repair are demonstrated in a collective of 432 patients. No recurrence was seen in the first 251 patients with a follow-up rate of 96% after a mean of 13.4 months. It seems that the Lichtenstein technique is a minimally invasive technique and shows many advantages over laparoscopic hernia repair.

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