A modified Lichtenstein hernia repair using fibrin glue

Giampiero Campanelli, Diego Pettinari, Marta Cavalli, Ettore Contessini Avesani

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In recent years, general surgeons who perform inguinal hernia repair have paid attention to successful reduction in the recurrence rate. The Lichtenstein technique is widely used because it is easy to learn and is associated with a low rate of complication and recurrences. Today, the new objective in primary hernia surgery should be to reduce complications such as chronic pain. Chronic pain after hernia repair can be disabling, with considerable impact on quality of life and there is evidence to suggest increased use of health services by patients who have chronic pain. We have proposed an international randomized controlled trial with seven referenced European centers: The TI.ME.LI. trial. The aim of this study is to evaluate pain and further disabling complications in patients undergoing Lichtenstein technique for primary inguinal hernia repair by fixing the mesh with fibrin sealant versus sutures (control group).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-133
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Minimal Access Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Chronic pain
  • Fibrin glue
  • Lichtenstein hernia repair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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