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Revista del Nacional (Itauguá)

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LOPEZ, Jéssica Franco; FERREIRA BOGADO, Miguel  and  ECHAGUE, Teresa. Current experience in the preperitoneal transabdominal laparoscopic approach of inguinal hernias in the General Surgery Service of the National Hospital: period 2018-2022. Rev. Nac. (Itauguá) [online]. 2023, vol.15, n.1, pp.24-34. ISSN 2072-8174.


inguinal hernia is one of the main reasons TAPP, e-TEP (Totally extraperitoneal with extended vision) for surgical consultation and its repair is one of the most common surgical procedures.


to determine the experience in the laparoscopic approach of inguinal hernias by preperitoneal transabdominal technique in the Servicio de Cirugía General of the Centro Médico Nacional-Hospital Nacional.


retrospective descriptive observational study of cross-sectional time. In patients from 16 to 90 years of age with a diagnosis of inguinal hernia admitted to the Servicio de Cirugía General of the Centro Médico Nacional-Hospital Nacional for elective hernioplasty.


30 hernioplasties were carried out by the TAPP technique, of which 73 % were performed in men and 27 % in women; a mean age of 48.4 years was identified, the age group most frequently being 38 to 48 years. In the pre-surgical physical examination, unilateral inguinal hernias were found in 76.6 % and bilateral in 23.3 %; in most of the patients the hernias were primary in 86.6 % and recurred in 13.3 %. Average surgical time was 93.1 minutes; with a maximum time of 120 minutes and a minimum of 60 minutes. The hospitalization time in 100 % of the patients was 48 hours. Of the post-operative complications, it is established that 76.6% did not present any type of complication; 20 % presented seroma as the main complication and 3.3 % surgical site infection.


due to its high frequency and its impact on work and social disability, inguinal hernias represent one of the most important surgical pathologies with low rates of postoperative complications and short hospital stay.

Keywords : inguinal hernia; TAPP; e-TEP (Totally extraperitoneal extended view)..

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