Dimitrios Tsakayannis, MD, PhD, Andreas Kiriakopoulos, MD, Dimitrios Linos, MD. Department of Surgery, Hygeia Hospital, Athens,Greece.
BACKGROUND : Mesh fixation and nerve entrapment are potential causes of immediate and chronic postoperative pain in open inguinal hernia repair. To minimize these risks, a self-gripping mesh along with routine elective neurectomy was used in a series of patients. We assess the immediate and long-term outcomes.