Hernia 2021 Jun 7. Epub 2021 Jun 7.
Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Uijeongbu St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, 271 Cheonbo-ro, Uijeongbu-si, Gyeonggi-do, 11765, Republic of Korea.
Purpose: Laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal hernia repair (TEP) is a widely used treatment for inguinal hernia. Single-incision laparoscopic TEP (SILTEP) has attracted the attention of several surgeons, given its superior cosmetic results and patient satisfaction, as well as comparable outcomes to multiport surgery. Nonetheless, no relevant studies have evaluated the learning curve (LC) of SILTEP in terms of both operation time (OT) and surgical failure. Read More