Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 27, Issue 10, pp 3505–3519 | Cite as

EAES Consensus Development Conference on endoscopic repair of groin hernias

  • M. M. PoelmanEmail author
  • B. van den Heuvel
  • J. D. Deelder
  • G. S. A. Abis
  • N. Beudeker
  • R. R. Bittner
  • G. Campanelli
  • D. van Dam
  • B. J. Dwars
  • H. H. Eker
  • A. Fingerhut
  • I. Khatkov
  • F. Koeckerling
  • J. F. Kukleta
  • M. Miserez
  • A. Montgomery
  • R. M. Munoz Brands
  • S. Morales Conde
  • F. E. Muysoms
  • M. Soltes
  • W. Tromp
  • Y. Yavuz
  • H. J. Bonjer
Consensus Statement

Groin hernia repair is one of the most common surgeries, performed globally in more than 20 million people per year [1, 2]. Historically, the first surgeries for groin hernias were performed by the end of the 16th century [3, 4]. Repairs that involved reduction and resection of the hernial sac and enforcement of the posterior wall of the inguinal canal by approximating its muscular and fascial components were performed by the end of the 19th century. Utilization of prosthetic material was introduced in the 1960s, initially only in elderly patients with recurrent inguinal hernias. Favorable long-term results of these mesh repairs allowed adoption of mesh repair in a larger group of patients. At the present time, the majority of surgeons prefer mesh repair of inguinal hernias.

In the early 1980s, minimally invasive techniques for groin hernia repair were first reported, adding another modality to the management of these hernias [4]. Transperitoneal laparoscopic and extraperitoneal...


Hernia Repair Inguinal Hernia Inguinal Hernia Repair Femoral Hernia Groin Hernia 
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M. Poelman, B. van den Heuvel, J. Deelder, G. Abis, N. Beudeker, R. Bittner, G. Campanelli, D. Dam, B. Dwars, H. Eker, A. Fingerhut, I. Khatkov, F. Koeckerling, J. Kukleta, M. Miserez, A. Montgomery, R. M. Munoz Brands, S. Morales Conde, F. E. Muysoms, M. Soltes, W. Tromp, Y. Yavuz, and H. J. Bonjer have no conflicts of interest or financial ties to disclose.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. M. Poelman
    • 1
    Email author
  • B. van den Heuvel
    • 1
  • J. D. Deelder
    • 2
  • G. S. A. Abis
    • 1
  • N. Beudeker
    • 3
  • R. R. Bittner
    • 4
  • G. Campanelli
    • 5
  • D. van Dam
    • 1
  • B. J. Dwars
    • 3
  • H. H. Eker
    • 6
  • A. Fingerhut
    • 7
  • I. Khatkov
    • 8
  • F. Koeckerling
    • 9
  • J. F. Kukleta
    • 10
  • M. Miserez
    • 11
  • A. Montgomery
    • 12
  • R. M. Munoz Brands
    • 1
  • S. Morales Conde
    • 13
  • F. E. Muysoms
    • 14
  • M. Soltes
    • 15
  • W. Tromp
    • 3
  • Y. Yavuz
    • 16
  • H. J. Bonjer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryVUMCAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryMCAAlkmaarThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of SurgerySlotervaartziekenhuisAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Department of General and Visceral SurgeryMarienhospital StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  5. 5.Department of General SurgeryIstituto Clinico Sant’AmbrogioMilanItaly
  6. 6.Department of SurgeryRed Cross HospitalBeverwijkThe Netherlands
  7. 7.Visceral and Digestive Surgical UnitCentre Hospitalier IntercommunalCréteilFrance
  8. 8.Department of Medicine and DentistryMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  9. 9.Department of SurgeryVivantes Klinikum SpandauBerlinGermany
  10. 10.Department of Visceral SurgeryKlinik Im Park HirslandenZurichSwitzerland
  11. 11.Department of surgeryUniversity Hospital LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  12. 12.University of Lund and department of surgeryMalmo University HospitalMalmoSweden
  13. 13.Department of SurgeryUniversity Hospital Virgen MacarenaSevilleSpain
  14. 14.Department of SurgeryUniveristy Hospital Maria MiddelaresGhentBelgium
  15. 15.Department of SurgeryPavol Jozef Safarik UniversityKosiceSlovakia
  16. 16.Department of General SurgeryMarmara University HospitalIstanbulTurkey

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