Laparoscopic technique for groin hernia surgery has been used increasingly in Denmark during the latest ten years. This tendency is in accordance with both national and international guidelines, which recommend either laparoscopic repair or open repair ad modum Lichtenstein. The surgical training in Denmark has not kept up with this development, and in the surgical curriculum there is a lack of organized training in laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery. This article discusses this discrepancy and suggests solutions to help solving the problems.
Ugeskrift for Laeger, 2013, Vol 175, Issue 14, p. 945-948