Comparison of the outcome between open and laparoscopic inguinal mesh repair
Author(s): Dr. Santhosh Urs KS and Dr. Kavana D Rao
Abstract: The primitiveness of the techniques of surgical repair of inguinal hernia which can be traced back to civilizations of ancient Egypt and Greece, were often worse than the disease itself. Considering these procedures were performed before the advent of the aseptic technique, it is safe to assume that mortality was quite high. For those that did survive the operation, recurrence of the hernia was commonplace. 60 cases of primary inguinal hernia were selected for the study. Permission of ethical committee and informed consent of each patient was taken. The minimum and maximum time taken to return to work in the open repair group were seen to be 14 and 22 days respectively with a mean of 17.37 and a SD of 2.59, whereas in the laparoscopic group the minimum was 3 days and maximum was 8 days, with a mean of 5.67 and a SD of 1.35 (p value was extremely significant at 2.57E-25).