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Table 2 Distribution of defect size in the group with mesh fixation and fixation type

From: When is mesh fixation in TAPP-repair of primary inguinal hernia repair necessary? The register-based analysis of 11,230 cases

  Size of defect Total
I (<1.5 cm) II (1.5–3 cm) III (>3 cm)
n % n % n % n %
Type of fixation
 Suture 121 14.20 760 16.34 446 23.25 1327 17.88
 Tacker 393 46.13 2219 47.70 956 49.84 3568 48.07
 Glue 331 38.85 1607 34.54 468 24.40 2406 32.42
 Combination 7 0.82 66 1.42 48 2.50 121 1.63
Total 852 100.00 4652 100.00 1918 100.00 7422 100.00