Inguinal hernia: recurrence
Hernial recurrence is defined as the recurrence of the condition after surgery.
In the history of hernia surgery, recurrences have always occurred, but fortunately, with the advent of prosthetic mesh, the rates of this complication have been greatly reduced.
The various factors that lead to a recurrence can be traced essentially to: technique and materials used, correct execution of the surgery and clinical aspects of the patient.
In our clinical practice we prefer robotic techniques with access R-TAPP because the pre-peritoneal reconstructive architecture is particularly stable over time and during physical exertion for maximum protection from recurrence.
Faced with a case of recurrent inguinal hernia in a patient previously operated with traditional technique, the question arises regarding the choice of the best reparative method.
Also in this case our preference falls generally on robotic techniques with access R-TAPP because in addition to having a very solid reconstructive architecture, they allow to exploit a different anatomical plane and intact compared to the previous surgery.