Journal of Minimal Access Surgery

LETTER TO EDITOR
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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 86-

Laparoscopic approach for irreducible hernia: A consideration

Viroj Wiwanitkit 
 Department of Surgery, Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok 10160, Thailand

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Viroj Wiwanitkit
Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok 10160
Thailand




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Wiwanitkit V. Laparoscopic approach for irreducible hernia: A consideration.J Min Access Surg 2009;5:86-86


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Dear Editor,

I read the current publication of Jagad et al . with great interest. [1] Jagad et al ., reported their experience and success on using the laparoscopic transperitoneal approach for irreducible inguinal hernias. [1] I agree with this minimally invasive surgical approach. However, the point to be addressed is the importance of case selection and patient preparation to exclude the clinically poor and risk case that needs a standard classical approach. Nevertheless, the data on the comparative cost-effectiveness and cost utility (which should also focus on the hospitalization and pharmacological need) should be clarified. These data help assure us to shift to a new approach for irreducible hernia.

References

1Jagad RB, Shah J, Patel GR. The laparoscopic transperitoneal approach for irreducible inguinal hernias: Perioperative outcome in four patients. J Min Access Surg 2009;5:31-4.