Zain Noor Ahmed, Mohammad Adnan Nazeer, Faiz Ul Hassan, Mansab Ali.
Outcomes of Mesh Repair in Inguinal Hernias at a tertiary care hospital.
Pak J Med Health Sci Jan ;6(4):831-3.

Objective: To assess the outcome of mesh repair of inguinal hernias with special reference to postoperative complications and recurrence rate at a tertiary care hospital. Materials & methods: This prospective study was carried out in General Surgery Department of Nawaz Sharif Social Security University Hospital Lahore from January 2009 to January 2010. All the patients were followed up for 2 years. All patients above the age of 18 or more with inguinal hernia were included in this study. Recurrent inguinal hernias, obstructed inguinal hernia and patients with cirrhosis/ascites were excluded from the study. Post operative complications and recurrence rates were noted. Results: A total 200 patients were studied. Scrotal hematoma was the most common complication followed by wound haematoma and surgical site infection. There was no recurrence during two year follow-up. Conclusion: Lichtenstein mesh repair of inguinal hernia is associated with very low morbidity rate. It is safe and effective method of hernia repair having a low recurrence rate, less postoperative pain.

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