Other methods of laparoendoscopic hernia repair: mini-hernia–inguinal hernia repair through a 2-cm incision.
Nduka C, Darzi A. Semin Laparosc Surg. 1998 Dec;5(4): 248-52.
Mini-hernia repair is an endoscopic modification of the Lichtenstein tension-free repair. Clinical trials are warranted to determine the efficacy of this procedure and any advantages it may have over the original operation.