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Our journal is the official publication of Inonu University Medical Faculty and published uninterruptedly for 25 years. It was first published as the name of Inonu University Medical Journal and later as Journal of Turgut Ozal Medical Center. During its publication period, the journal accepted Turkish or English articles for publication.

Abstracting in an international index is just a paramount objective in the 25th year of the journal. Because of this goal, it was necessary to make a decision both in terms of journal name and publication language. It was important in this respect that the name of a general medical journal should be related to medicine again and it should be in English. For these reasons, the name of the journal was switched to Annals of Medical Research and its publication language is changed to in English. The logo of the journal was chosen as an apricot, which is the symbol of our city Malatya, the world capital of apricot. I hope the journal succeeds with its new name. Annals of Medical Research is published monthly.



Which method for the laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia?; TAPP versus TEP (p.3193-200)

Which method for the laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia?; TAPP versus TEP (p.3193-200)

Remzi Akturk1, Serdar Serinsoz2
1Department of General Surgery, Istanbul Gelisim University, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Medical Imaging, Beykent University, Istanbul Turkey
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Aim: The aim of this study is to prove that the total extraperitoneal patch plasty (TEP) method can be accepted as a standard method in elective and appropriate cases.
Materials and Methods: Six hundred sixty-five (665/678) patients with an uncomplicated primary inguinal hernia who consented to participate in the study were randomized into two groups: Group I transabdominal preperitoneal patch plasty (TAPP) repair and Group II TEP repair. Perioperative and postoperative complications and recurrence were detected with the help of radiology unit of our hospital and recorded. The patients were followed up for 1, 6, 12, 24 and 48 weeks.
Results: The difference between the number of Tackers and return to work was significant (p0.05). While complications related to bleeding and anaesthesia were more common in TAPP (p0.05). A significant difference was found between the two methods in terms of all complications except for chronic pain, seroma of inguinal area, subcutaneous emphysema and testicular ischemia (p 0.05).
Conclusion: It is indisputable that the TEP method is less invasive than TAPP. TAPP should still remain method used in the laparoscopic hernia learning curve for the pushing forward of laparoscopic anatomy vision and used for very complicated inguinal hernias such as the undescended testis and giant inguinal hernias.

Keywords: Inguinal hernia; laparoscopy; TAPP; TEP



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Annals of Medical Research is the scientific official journal of the Inonu University Faculty of Medicine. It is published monthly. The essential aim of the Annals of Medical Research is to publish scientifically high quality clinical and experimental research articles on fields of medicine which can contribute to the literature data. In addition, review articles, case reports, editorials, letters to the editors and manuscripts on publication ethics and medical history, which can contribute to the education and practices of physicians and health sector professionals within the scope of the journal’s target audience and which can increase the level of scientific communication between the authors and readers, are included in the scope of the journal.



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