Repair of inguinal hernia is one of the commonest surgical procedures performed worldwide. Starting from Bassini's repair proposed in 1887, numerous methods and their modifications have overwhelmed the field of inguinal hernia surgery and after the introduction of laparoscopy there has been a procedural revolution for the same. Ger documented the first laparoscopic hernia repair in 1982 by approximating the internal ring with stainless clips. Since then, transabdominal preperitoneal and total extraperitoneal hernia repair have become increasingly popular with lesser postoperative pain, postoperative complications, early return to work, and less recurrence. However, when we talk about hernia repair, there is tissue handling and this tissue manipulation gives rise to seroma formation which is one of the most common postoperative complications.
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