Mesh Repair for Inguinal hernia
Keywords:Mesh repair, herniorrhaphy
This is a study carried out mostly in Surgical Units of Mayo Hospital, Lahore from 1985 to 2000 to see the outcome of mesh repair in inguinal hernia. The study included 27 patients with inguinal hernia in which 6 patients had indirect and 21 patients had direct inguinal hernia. Of the 21 patients with direct hernia 12 had unilateral direct hernia, 7 had bilateral direct hernia and one had unilateral recurrent direct inguinal hernia and one had bilateral recurrent direct inguinal hernia. Age incidence of patients varied from 26-70 years. Patients were followed up for a period of four years. All the patients with mesh repair had lesser pain and they returned to work earlier Incidence of postoperative infection was nil and none of the patients reported with recurrence.
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