What does TEP stand for in general surgery?


What does TEP stand for in general surgery?

Inguinal Hernia:

An inguinal hernia is a fairly common problem in which part of the intestine or fat layer protrudes through an area of the abdominal wall that is weakened. This disorder often requires surgical repair, especially if the protruding intestines are constricted by the hernia.

Answer and Explanation:

In general surgery, the acronym TEP stands for totally extraperitoneal repair, and refers to the surgical repair of an inguinal hernia. This is a...

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