Hernia is the abnormal exit of an organ or fatty tissue. The present study was conducted to compare laparoscopic hernia repair and Lichtenstein’s hernioplasty in study population.
Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 46 patients of hernia of both genders. Patients were divided into 2 groups of 23 each. Group I patients were treated with laparoscopic repair and group II patients were treated with open Lichtenstein’s repair. In both groups, operating time and pain score was compared.
Results: The mean operating time in group I was 90.2 minutes and in group II was 62.4 minutes, pain score was 2.1 in group I and 3.7 in group II, follow up days were 18.2 in group I and 20.4 days in group II. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Associated disorders were diabetes mellitus seen in 2 in group I and 3 in group II, IHD seen 3 in group I and 5 in group II, hypertension seen in 5 in group I and 6 in group II.
Conclusion: Inguinal hernias can be managed with laparoscopic repair and open Lichtenstein’s repair. However, laparoscopic repair proves better in terms of pain score.