Published: 2019-03-26

Effectiveness of fibrin glue in comparision to polypropylene suture for mesh fixation in lichtenstein inguinal hernia repair

Rajkumar Parameshwar Narayanakar, Kushal Kumar Talagavara Radhakrishna, Madhuri G. Naik


Background: Hernia is one of the oldest maladies known and suffered by humans. It has been known since ages and will be known for centuries to come as long as human beings prompt to stand and walk. Lichtenstein hernia repair is the most common procedure followed surgery but with some devastating complications such as chronic groin pain (CGP). The search for the most appropriate method to fix mesh and to reduce complications is still on and this study aims for the same.

Methods: A comparative prospective study conducted in Department of General Surgery, Bangalore medical college & Research institute from November-2016 to May-2018. 100 patients falling into inclusion criteria were taken to study with randomization, 50 in each group (prolene vs Fibrin-glue). Postoperatively patient was assessed for complications, recovery time and Data collected was statistically analyzed using appropriate statistical test and p<0.05 was taken significant.

Results: Most common age group presenting with hernia was from 41-50 years (29%) with M: F ration 5.6:1. Laterality being right: left: bilateral:: 58%: 36% :6% respectively. Type of hernia being Indirect: Direct:: 66%: 34% respectively. Duration of surgery, recovery to ADL and postoperative complications like seroma, chronic groin pain, foreign-body sensation was significantly less with fibrin glue compared to prolene group. Postoperative Haematoma, local numbness and recurrence were comparable and the difference in the result was statistically insignificant.

Conclusions: Through our study from the above-mentioned benefits, it can be concluded that use of fibrin Glue in mesh fixation is a safe and acceptable method and can be used as a better alternative for prolene suture for mesh fixation in Liechtenstein’s hernioplasty.


Chronic groin pain, Fibrin glue, Polypropylene suture, Prolene mesh, Lichtenstein repair, Mesh fixation

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