Inguinal Hernia Mesh Repairs: Plug and Patch Versus Lichtenstein Mesh Repair Technique: A Teaching Hospital Based Study
Inguinal Hernia Mesh Repairs
Background: Hernia repair is one of the most commonly performed general surgical procedures worldwide. Subjects and Methods: 50 subjects, of type 1, 2 and 3 inguinal hernias, according to Gilbert's classification of groin hernias, admitted in the surgical unit in the form of randomized controlled trial of plug and patch versus lichtenstein mesh repair technique in two groups of randomly selected 25 cases of inguinal hernias each. Results: Out of total fifty (50) patients, 35 (70%) patients were having right indirect inguinal hernia, 15 (30%) patients were having left indirect inguinal hernias and none was having bilateral inguinal hernias. From the above data it is clearly shown that there is much higher incidence of right sided indirect inguinal hernias as compared to the left sided indirect inguinal hernias. Conclusion: Lichtenstein and plug and patch inguinal hernia repair, are equally good in terms of negligible intra-operative, post-operative complications and overall outcome with good patient compliance and satisfaction.