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Comparison of quality-of-life outcomes of Stoppa vs bilateral Lichtenstein procedure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14505239     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hernia repair is one of the most frequent procedures in surgery. The aim of this study is to compare the early and long-term health status and clinical outcomes of patients in the postoperative period of Stoppa and bilateral Lichtenstein hernia repair in bilateral groin hernias. The Stoppa group consisted of 22 patients, and the bilateral Lichtenstein group had 23 patients. Both groups were similar with respect to age, gender, ASA score, and postoperative follow-up periods. A multidimensional measure of health status, the Short Form-36 (SF-36), was administered at 15 days and 6 months postoperatively. Although there is no difference between the two groups in the early postoperative period, three of eight health concepts measured with SF-36 (physical functioning, role limitation-physical, general health perception) showed a significant difference in long-term health status. We conclude that long-term quality of life following Stoppa operations is superior to bilateral Lichtenstein hernia repair in bilateral groin hernias.
M Koc; A K Aslar; O Yoldas; T Ertan; M Kilic; E Gocmen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial     Date:  2003-09-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hernia : the journal of hernias and abdominal wall surgery     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1265-4906     ISO Abbreviation:  Hernia     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-27     Completed Date:  2004-06-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9715168     Medline TA:  Hernia     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
5th Department of Surgery, Ankara Numune Teaching And Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Digestive System Surgical Procedures / methods
Follow-Up Studies
Health Status*
Health Status Indicators
Hernia, Inguinal / surgery*
Prospective Studies
Prostheses and Implants
Quality of Life*
Surgical Mesh
Suture Techniques
Treatment Outcome

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