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Castillo GA, Maldonado VA, Cornejo LG, Cortés RP
Five-years experience in the surgical management of inguinal hernias by means of laparoscopic technique
Cir Gen 2005; 27 (4)

Language: Español
References: 14
Page: 296-300
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Objective:To report on the experience in the laparoscopic treatment of inguinal hernias.
Design:Descriptive, retrospective, and transversal study.
Statistical analysis:Percentages as summarizing measure for qualitative variables.
Methodology:A retrospective analysis was made of the inguinal hernia cases operated through laparoscopy in the last 5 years. We reviewed the clinical records of the patients operated from January 5, 2000 to April 15, 2005. The following variables were analyzed: age, gender, type of hernia, surgical technique, date of surgery, complications, recurrence, and follow-up of patients.
Results:There were 96 patients, the most frequent types of hernia were: 25 cases of right indirect inguinal and 23 cases of bilateral inguinal hernias. The most used technique was totally extraperitoneal (TEP) in 97%. Follow-up was of 4 months to 5 years. Complications occurred in nine cases and recurrence in only one patient. The average disabling time averaged 1 week.
Conclusion:Morbidity was of 9.3% and required no surgical re-intervention; recurrence had a 1.04% frequency. These data indicate that this procedure is safe and effective.

Key words: Inguinal hernia, laparoscopic technique.


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