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Lap-hernia trial gives equivocal results

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Laparoscopic hernia repair leads to more complications than open surgery but quality of life is better and pain scores lower with MIS, according to early results from a UK trial. The results of the 125-patient randomised trial, co-ordinated by the Health Service Research Unit at the University of Oxford, contradict a St Bartholomew's Hospital (London) study published in The Lancet last year (vol 343, pp 1243-5).

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