Laparoscopic hernia surgery linked to increased complicationsBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7204.211a (Published 24 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:211
- Hilary Bower
New UK research has prompted calls for hernia surgery to return to the domain of general surgeons and the use of open repair rather than laparoscopic procedures.
The findings come from a 26 centre, randomised trial by the Medical Research Council Laparoscopic Hernia Group, which compared laparoscopic surgery for hernia with open procedures in more …
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