Outcome of Desarda repair in incarcerated inguinal hernia repair: experience in university hospital


  • Avtar Pachauri Department of General Surgery, King George Medical University, Lucknow Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Awanish Kumar Department of General Surgery, King George Medical University, Lucknow Uttar Pradesh, India




Desarda’s repair, Incarcerated hernia, Inguinal hernia repair


Background: Synthetic mesh based hernia repair is usually avoided in contaminated and dirty inguinal hernia repair to minimize the risk of infection. Desarda’s technique is a tissue based inguinal hernia repair method which avoids the use of prosthetic mesh. So this study was conducted with the aim to observe the outcome of Desarda’s technique in incarcerated inguinal hernia repair as an alternative procedure to mesh repair.

Methods: This study was conducted in Emergency surgery department KGMU Lucknow. Total 30 patients with incarcerated inguinal hernia were included. Patients with recurrent hernia were excluded. Desarda repair was done in all patients. Patients were followed for 1 year to assess the outcome.

Results: The mean age was 52±3 years. Mean operative time was 55±5 mins. Total duration of hospital stay was 4-16 days. Mild to moderate pain observed more frequently on 3rd and 7th post-operative day. Complication rates were found to be SSI (6%), seroma (3%), and recurrence (3%). Time taken to return to daily basic and work activities was 3 (3-5) and 15 days respectively. Patients’ subjective assessment of foreign body sensation done at 6th and 12th month follow up was found in 16% and 13% cases and that of abdominal wall stiffness in 23% followed by a reduction of upto 16% cases by 12th month.

Conclusions: Desarda’s method is a safe, effective technique and may potentiate the use of tissue based repair for treating incarcerated, contaminated inguinal hernia repair. It has very low rate of recurrence and low cost of treatment.


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