Treating inguinal hernias

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7436.403-b (Published 12 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:403

Editorial does not tell the whole story…

  1. Emilie ⊘berg (emilieberthelsen@hotmail.com), research fellow,
  2. Jacob Rosenberg, professor
  1. Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, DK-2900 Hellerup, Denmark

    EDITOR—In his editorial Kingsnorth argues that open inguinal hernia repair with the Lichtenstein method is superior to the laparoscopic approach.1 We think that this is not the whole story.

    In a recent Cochrane review six visceral and seven vascular injuries (in 2498 patients) were reported in the laparoscopic group …

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