Open Pre-peritoneal Mesh Repair for Groin Hernia-Experience from a Rural Regional Hospital in Western Australia
Author(s): Abdallah Elsabagh, Chang Chow- Mein and Thomas BowlesAbdallah Elsabagh, Chang Chow- Mein and Thomas Bowles
Background: Pre-peritoneal mesh repair for inguinal hernia is a minimally invasive open technique that has become an alternative to laparoscopic groin hernia repair. It mimics the laparoscopic repair for tension-free, preperitoneal herniorrhaphy, but does not require specialized equipment, thereby decreasing cost. In our study, we evaluated the immediate and long-term outcomes of the preperitoneal mesh repair of inguinal hernia in Albany Regional Hospital Western Australia Methods: All patients who had pre-peritoneal mesh repair for inguinal hernia by the local two surgeons between 2010 and 2015 were identified and included in the study. The data included patients’ demographics, length of hospital stay, complications; including hematoma, seroma, wound infection, recurrence; and chronic groin pain. All patients were reviewed 4-6 weeks post.. Read More»
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Jan 01, 1970
Accepted Date: Jan 01, 1970
Published Date: Jan 01, 1970