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BTDMJB. 2010; 6(2): 65-68

Analysis of inguinal hernia repair in an education and research hospital

Fatih Başak, Erdem Kınacı, Ali Tardu, Hakan Tanın, Ebru Özdoğan, Acar Aren.


Objective: Standard repair technique for inguinal hernia is still not exist. In this study, we evaluated inguinal herni repairs in an education and research hospital.
Material and Methods: Between years 2004 and 2006, records of 613 patients were evaluated.
Results: Bilateral hernia repair was noted in 33 (5%) cases. Posterior wall repair was applied in 519 (80,4%) cases. Lichtenstein repair was applied in 105 (16,2%) cases. Other repair techniques which applied in remaining cases were Bassini, Shouldice and Stoppa. Lichtenstein repair was used by resident surgeons at ratio of 15,4%. The ratio for specialist surgeons was 29,1%.
Conclusion: In surgical literature, recurrence rate of free tension repair techniques is lower than that of other techniques. In this study, posterior wall darn repair was preferred in 80% cases. It is shown that Lichtenstein repair was preferred mostly by specialist surgeons.

Key words: Inguinal hernia, resident, specialists

Article Language: Turkish English

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