Human Fibrin Glue in Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair: An Alternative to Invasive Mesh Fixation: A Review of Literature
World Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery with DVD
The popularity of laparoscopic inguinal herniorrhaphy has been growing. It has become the method of choice for bilateral and recurrent inguinal hernias. Mesh and its fixation have contributed profoundly to the effectiveness of repair. However, the conventional invasive methods of mesh fixation have been a major source of morbidity. Therefore, noninvasive alternatives have been sought. One such alternative is the use of human fibrin glue (Tissucol). Objective: The aim of this review was to
... review was to compare the effectiveness of noninvasive mesh fixation using human fibrin glue (Tissucol) to the conventional invasive method (stapled fixation) in laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair and point out any additional advantages of this atraumatic method. Materials and methods: A literature search was conducted using SpringerLink journal electronic library, Highwire press and the search engine Google. The following terms were used: Human fibrin glue, Tissucol, laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair and mesh fixation. Of the retrieved citations, 24 were selected for further referencing.