Clinical profile of patients with ventral hernia at a tertiary care hospital
Author(s): Dr. Santhosh Urs KS, Dr. Niranjan Murthy and Dr. Kavana D Rao
Abstract: Hernias are among the oldest surgical challenges which have confronted the surgical community. The word hernia is derived from the Greek word hernias which means a bud or an offshoot, a budding or a bulge.The study was carried out with ethical clearance by the institutional ethics committee and in conformity with the guidelines for medical research laid out by ICMR and Helsinki declaration.30 consecutive adult patients with age above 18 years who underwent laparoscopic and 30 consecutive adult patients with age above 18 years who underwent open mesh repair of ventral hernias in Department of Surgery. In the study who underwent open repair it was observed that, in open group 53.3% of subjects had paraumbilical hernia, 30% had umbilical hernia, 13.3% had incisional hernia and 3.3% had Epigastric hernia. In laparoscopic group 40% had Paraumbilical hernia, 30% had Umbilical hernia, 26.7% had Incisional hernia and 3.3% had Epigastric hernia. This observation was statistically not significant (p value – 0.592).