Post-operative complications and pain comparison between modified Bassini’s repair and Lichtestein’s hernioplasty in inguinal hernia repair

Sunil Kumar, Sreenivasa .


Background: Modified Bassini’s repair and the Lichtenstein’s tension free mesh hernioplasty are commonly used hernia repair techniques and yet there is no uniform opinion as to which is the best technique. This study was undertaken to compare the postoperative complications so as to determine the best suitable of the two procedures.

Methods: A comparative randomized study was conducted on a total of 80 patients reporting to our hospital with inguinal hernia and were subjected to detailed examination, operated upon by either of technique and followed up. The post operative complications & pain were observed, analyzed and compared with other similar studies.

Results: In this randomised study pain after 12 and 24 hours was significantly less in the Lichtenstein’s group when compared with Modified Bassini’s repair. However there was no significant difference at 36 hours. Chronic pain after 1, 3 & 6 months was also not significant.

Conclusions: The Lichtenstein’s hernioplasty was comparatively better than Modified Bassini’s repair due to its simplicity, less dissection, lesser complications & lesser early pain and chronic pain in our study.


Inguinal hernia, Mesh, Modified Bassini’s repair

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