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Inguinal hernia repair is probably the most common procedure in general surgery. Today, in adult hernias, prosthetic repairs are accepted to be superior to “non-mesh” suture repairs. Concerning mesh repair, the (open) LICHENSTEIN and laparoscopic inguinal hernia techniques are recommended as the best evidence-based options. Nevertheless laparoscopic techniques still not currently practiced in our country. We report a case of a 57 years-old male patient who presented with a left inguinal hernia managed by a Transabdominal pre-peritoneal (TAPP) repair. The patient under general anesthesia, we placed three trocars, the optic one inserted by “open-coelioscopy”. We realized a peritoneal incision 4 cm above the left inner inguinal ring. The peritoneal sac was dissected from the spermatic cord and transected. A polyester mesh with a self-gripping overlapping flap was then inserted into the pre-peritoneal space created. A Thorough closure of the peritoneal incision was done. The post-operative course was uneventful. Laparoscopic hernias repairs in general and TAPP in particularly are easy to teach and learn. Surgeons and residents should be trained on it.


Adult hernias – Laparoscopic surgery – TAPP – Cameroon.

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Nana Oumarou, B. D., Bang, G. A., Savom, E. P., Guifo, M. L. R., Ekani Boukar, Y. M., Ousmana, O., & Essomba, A. (2016). Laparoscopic Surgery forInguinal Hernia in Adult Patients: A Case Report of a Transabdominal Pre-Peritoneal Repair in the National Social Insurance Fund Health Center of Essos (Yaoundé). HEALTH SCIENCES AND DISEASE, 17(2). Retrieved from


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