Tuhin Shah1*, Ashish Prasad Rajbhandari1, Bhuban Rijal1, Rabin Koirala1 and Arjana Shakya2
1Department of Surgery, Nepal Medical College, Kathmandu, Nepal
2Department of Ophthalmology, Asia Pacific Medical College, Birgunj, Nepal
*Corresponding Author: Tuhin Shah, Department of Surgery, Nepal Medical College, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Received: June 13, 2020; Published: July 09, 2020
Introduction: Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair is an option for inguinal hernia repair and is emerging rapidly as more surgeons are using this method and reporting the results. It has gained a key role in inguinal hernia repair with advantages reported in many trials and guidelines.
Methods: This is a retrospective descriptive study conducted in Surgery Department of Nepal Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Nepal from November 2017 to April 2019. All patients more than 16 years of age with inguinal hernias were given the choice of laparoscopic or open repair. Those who opted for laparoscopic repair were included in the study.
Results: A total of 47 patients were included ranging from 16 to 78 years. There was a male predominance with 40 patients; and TEP (total extraperitoneal) repair was done in 30 while TAPP (transabdominal preperitoneal) repair was done in 17 patients. In 11 patients, we did a combined procedure in the form of Pantaloon hernia in 4, umbilical hernia in 2 and cholecystectomy in 5 patients. In this study, 10 patients had surgical complications, 4 each had peritoneal tear and seroma collection and 2 had SSI. The average total hospital stay was 3.2 (range 2-6) days and we do not report any hernia recurrence in our study.
Conclusion: Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair can be safely considered in a developing country with limited resources after attaining proper training and expertise.
Keywords: Inguinal Hernia; TEP; TAPP; Groin Hernia; Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
Citation: Tuhin Shah., et al. “Laparoscopic Groin Hernia Repair: A Systematic Institutional Study". Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 3.8 (2020): 02-08.
Copyright: © 2020 Tuhin Shah., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.