laparoscopic repair and prostate surgery
I have read that laparoscopic hernia repair complicates future prostate surgery. In particular, it is claimed that previous laparoscopic hernia repair makes it very difficult to dissect pelvic lymph nodes. Given that the probability that a male will have prostate cancer in his lifetime is around 15%, to what extent should this be a concern in choosing laparoscopic repair over open repair?
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