Gastroenterology Medicine & Research

Reply To: Comments on “Transabdominal Preperitoneal (TAPP) Versus Totally Extraperitoneal (TEP) for Laparoscopic Hernia Repair: A Meta-Analysis”

  • Open or Close Feng Xian Wei* and You Cheng Zhang

    Department of General Surgery, Lanzhou University Second Hospital, China

    *Corresponding author: Feng Xian Wei, MD, Department of General Surgery, Lanzhou University Second Hospital, Gansu 730030, China, Email: weifx08@126.com

Submission: November 12, 2017; Published: January 29, 2018

Volume1 Issue2
January 2018


We would like to thank Dr Qu and Dr Ma for their interests in our article, and also thank editor for a opportunity to improve our work. For current less-invasive hernia repair study, operation method and repair material were the most important issues [1]. Our study reviewed the current evidence and concluded an advantage of TAPP in clinical feasibility with comparable efficacy compared with TEP. In their correspondence they raised 2 questions in trial quality assessment and combined model, to which we would reply as follows.

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