J Korean Surg Soc.  2006 Mar;70(3):204-208.

120 Cases of Hernia Repair with Bilayer Patch (Prolene Hernia System)

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Gachon Medical School, Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea. mc@gilhospital.com

Abstract

PURPOSE: A tension-free hernia repair using a mesh is considered to be the standard method. The Prolene Hernia system (PHS) is a more recently introduced hernia-repair device in Korea. We report the results of hernia repair using the PHS in 120 cases at our department.
METHODS
We retrospectively analyzed 120 cased of herniorrhaphy using PHS. between December 2002 and September 2004.
RESULTS
There were 104 male and 16 female patients with a mean age of 54 years: 85 indirect, 32 direct, 2 femoral, and 2 pantaloon hernias. There were 20 cases postoperative complications: including 6 hematoma, 3 seroma, 3 wound swelling, 2 dysuria, 2 testicular swelling, 1 scrotal swelling and 1 peritoneal irritation. There were no postoperative infection and recurrence. The median operative time was 54.6 min (range 23~165min). We thought that lesser than 30 cases need to be performed to become skillful in the hernia repair with PHS.
CONCLUSION
Hernia repair with PHS is easy to learn and to perform. And this procedure has lesser postoperative complications.

Keyword

Tension-free herniorrhaphy; Prolene Hernia system

MeSH Terms

Dysuria
Female
Hematoma
Hernia*
Herniorrhaphy*
Humans
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Korea
Male
Operative Time
Polypropylenes
Postoperative Complications
Recurrence
Retrospective Studies
Seroma
Wounds and Injuries
Polypropylenes
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