Prospective Randomized Blinded Study to Compare Laparoscopic and Open Inguinal Hernioplasty

Comparison of Laparoscopic and Open Inguinal Hernioplasty

Keywords: Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laproscopy, Hernia


Background: Hernia is one of the common surgical problems. Repair of inguinal hernia is one of the commonest surgical procedures worldwide, irrespective of country, race or socio-economic status and constitutes a major health-care in every country. Subjects and Methods: This is a randomised prospective study done over 50 patients in the department of general surgery of Kamineni hospitals, LB Nagar, Hyderabad during the period of October 2010 to August 2012 with the aim to compare laproscopic inguinal hernia repair and open inguinal hernia repair with regards to post-operative pain, surgical site infections, hospital stay and time taken to return to work, by a randomized study. Results: Compare laparoscopic and mesh inguinal hernia repairs, there is no significant difference in early assessment with regards to duration of operation, post-operative pain, analgesic requirements on the day of surgery and first post-operative day, hospital stay, return to daily and normal activities and post-operative complications. Conclusion: Laparoscopic mesh hernioplasty still remains to be validated with larger number of patients and longer duration of follow up.


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