A Clinical Study on Lichtenstein Inguinal Hernioplasty Using Prosthetic Mesh

AUTHOR(s) : Uzir Girish, Rajbangshi Madhab Ch
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Introduction: Inguinal hernia is one of the commonest problems requiring surgical intervention. Surgeons all over the world have tried to perfect the ultimate hernioplasty in recent times for which various techniques and variations have been undertaken so that a mind stretching variety of operations are available to deal with the problem of inguinal hernia. Aims and objectives: The aim of the study was to study the Lichtenstein prosthetic mesh tension free repair with respect to technique pitfalls and also the clinical presentation with respect to symptoms and signs and the indications and contraindications for the procedure. Materials and Methods: A total 56 hernia repairs of 52 patients performed in a tertiary care centre during a period of one year were studied. Result: All the patients were male with a mean age of 48.86 years and maximum (26.9%) belongs to the age group of 36–45 years. The overall complication encountered is 12.5% in all the 56 repairs. All repairs showed excellent results from the 3rd and subsequent follow ups. There were no major complications during and after the repair. Conclusion: Thus, the tension free inguinal hernioplasty using a prosthetic mesh can confidently performed for all adult inguinal hernia to provide the benefits of less morbidity and excellent results to the patients. The surgeon should also avail the benefit of the simplicity of the procedure providing such excellent results.

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