A study of laparoscopic total extraperitoneal endoscopic hernioplasty in cases of inguinal hernia - an experience of a tertiary care centre
Keywords:Inguinal hernia, Laparoscopic TEP hernia repair, Open hernia repair
Background:In present days, there is increase in laparoscopic hernia repair for inguinal hernias. The objective of this study was to evaluate the various parameters in laparoscopic TEP hernia repair.
Methods: Prospective study. 25 patients, diagnosed with inguinal hernia that underwent laparoscopic TEP hernia repair from July 2011 to November 2013. Intervention: laparoscopic TEP hernia repair.
Outcome measures: Conversion to open hernia repair. Operating time, unfavorable intra-operative inadvertent events, total hospital stay, return to routine work and recurrence.
Results:Laparoscopic hernia TEP repair has less post-operative pain, early recovery with minimal hospital stay, low rate of post-operative complications, better cosmesis and no short term recurrence.
Conclusions:The laparoscopic TEP hernia repair has better cosmesis, less post-operative pain, early recovery with minimal hospital stay, low rate of post-operative complications. However, for recurrence long term follow up is required.