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Prospective audit of 200 patients undergoing laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair with follow-up from 1 to 4 years.
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PMID:  9560499     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The results of 215 laparoscopic transabdominal pre-peritoneal inguinal hernia repairs are reported with a follow-up of 1-4 years (median 2.5 years). The patients" age range was 17-85 (median 59 years). Three recurrences occurred in the first 75 repairs, where a 12 x 7 cm mesh was used. There has been no recurrence in the subsequent 140 repairs where a larger 15 x 10 cm mesh was used for the repair. A total of 5% of patients developed urinary retention after the operation and a further 13% developed minor complications. The procedure was remarkably pain-free, with 25% requiring no analgesia after the operation and 67% requiring no analgesia after discharge from hospital. There was a rapid return to normal activity, with 55% driving within 1 week of the operation and 85% within 2 weeks. Sixty per cent returned to work within 2 weeks of the operation and 69% within 3 weeks. Forty-two of the patients had undergone a previous open hernia repair and 93% of these preferred the laparoscopic repair as there was less post-operative pain and a quicker recovery. The results show that laparoscopic hernia repair is remarkably pain-free, allows a rapid return to normal activity and has a low recurrence rate when a 15 x 10 cm mesh is used.
P Kiruparan; S H Pettit
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0035-8835     ISO Abbreviation:  J R Coll Surg Edinb     Publication Date:  1998 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-05-12     Completed Date:  1998-05-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503110     Medline TA:  J R Coll Surg Edinb     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Victoria Hospital, Blackpool, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Hernia, Inguinal / surgery*
Middle Aged
Pain, Postoperative / epidemiology
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology
Prospective Studies
Surgical Mesh
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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