Koning, G G2; Wetterslev, J1; van Laarhoven, C J H M2; Keus, Frederik2
1 Copenhagen Trial Unit, Cochranecenteret Rigshospitalet, Rigshospitalet, The Capital Region of Denmark2 unknown
a systematic review with meta-analyses and trial sequential analyses of randomized clinical trials
Lichtenstein's technique is considered the reference technique for inguinal hernia repair. Recent trials suggest that the totally extraperitoneal (TEP) technique may lead to reduced proportions of chronic pain. A systematic review evaluating the benefits and harms of the TEP compared with Lichtenstein's technique is needed.