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Shouldice, Lichtenstein, Rutkov and TAPP

Surgery of hernia Dr. Jens Krueger

Surgery of hernia is the most common surgical procedure and includes two different techniques. We differentiate between the open surgical procedure (Shouldice, Lichtenstein and Desarda) and the laparoscopic procedure (TAPP and TEP).

Another differentiation can be made with regards to the application of prosthetic mesh. The open hernioplastic according to Shouldice is a mesh free procedure whereas the techniques by Lichtenstein and Rutkov, as well as all laparoscopic techniques (minimal invasive) include the application of prosthetic mesh.