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Background: The laparoscopic approach has clear advantages for repairing bilateral hernias and recurrent hernias. The use of a single mesh as an option in the laparoscopic treatment of direct bilateral inguinal hernias with the transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) technique, may reduce the recurrence rate and chronic pain.
Objective: The aim of this study is to analyze the benefits of single mesh for the treatment of bilateral inguinal hernias with the TAPP technique.
Material and methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of patients with bilateral direct inguinal hernias undergoing laparoscopic hernia repair with the TAPP technique using a single mesh.
Results: Between January 2016 and January 207 177 patients underwent inguinal hernia repair. Of the 93 patients with bilateral hernias, a single mesh was used in 39, which were included in this study.
Conclusion: The use of a single mesh is a safe option for the laparoscopic treatment of direct bilateral inguinal hernias with the TAPP technique.
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