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Martínez–Munive A, Medina Ramírez-Llaca O, Hesiquio-Silva R, Quijano–Orvañanos F, Padilla-Longoria R, Álvarez–Castillo O
Initial experience with light partially absorbable mesh for inguinal hernioplasty
Cir Gen 2004; 26 (4)
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Objective: To determine whether a light mesh (LM), partially absorbable, modifies the collateral effects related to the habitual heavy polypropylene meshes (rigidity and inguinodynia) without increasing the number of recurrences.
Setting: Third level health care hospital.
Design: Prospective randomized study.
Statistical analysis: Student’s t test, chi square.
Patients and methods: Sixty-four patients with unilateral inguinal primary hernia were divided in two groups: 32 for the light, partially absorbable, mesh (LM) study and 32 for the control group with polypropylene mesh (PP), operated with the Lichtenstein technique. Follow-up was based on clinical examination and a questionnaire applied 7 days, 4 weeks, and 6 months after surgery, as well as via telephone inquiries at 1, 2, and 3 years, mainly asking about incapacity produced by pain and/or rigidity in the groin area.
Results: No statistically significant differences were found between both groups, except for a lower rigidity in the LM group at 1 and 6 months after surgery (p ‹ 0.001); the rigidity risk at the site of the PP mesh was 10 times higher than in the LM group.
Conclusion: A better tolerance at short- and mid-terms was found with the LM implant, with a decrease in the rigidity risk, without compromising the Lichtenstein technique.
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