Technique Total Extraperitoneal Patch Plasty (TEP): Standard Technique and Specific Risks

  • Ferdinand KöckerlingEmail author
  • Pradeep Chowbey
  • Davide Lomanto
  • Maurice Arregui


Following the first laparoscopic transabdominal inguinal hernia repair involving the implantation of polypropylene material in the form of a mesh 7 [1] or with plug and mesh 7 [2, 3], the TAPP approach using no additional plugs was established and is now in widespread use 7 [4].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ferdinand Köckerling
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pradeep Chowbey
    • 2
  • Davide Lomanto
    • 3
  • Maurice Arregui
    • 4
  1. 1.Academic Teaching Hospital of Charitè Medical School, Vivantes HospitalDepartment of Surgery and Center for Minimally Invasive SurgeryBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Minimal Access, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Max Super Specialty Hospital SaketNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Minimally Invasive Surgical CentreYLL School of Medicine, National University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  4. 4.SurgerySt. Vincent HospitalIndianapolisUSA

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