Complications After Total Endoscopic Preperitoneal (TEP) Repair

  • Salvador Morales-CondeEmail author


Complications of laparoscopic surgery are different from those of conventional surgery. Laparoscopy seems to repair inguinal hernias with a lower rate of postoperative complications, especially to those related to surgical wound morbidity, infections or bleeding events, and postoperative surgical pain, but always these complications depend on the surgeon’s experience. Furthermore, the type and size of the hernia along with the patient’s conditions will also influence the presence of complications. On the other hand, most of intraoperative complications associated with this technique include complications due to the laparoscopic access, such as trocar injuries, although many specific complications related to the dissection of the area, mesh placement and fixation have also been described.


Hernia Repair Inguinal Hernia Laparoscopic Repair Testicular Atrophy Preperitoneal Space 
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Video 6.1 Avoiding complications during TEP (MP4 124330 kb)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Unit of Innovation in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of SurgeryUniversity Hospital “Virgen del Rocío”SevillaSpain

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