J Korean Soc Endosc Laparosc Surg.  2011 Dec;14(2):96-100.

Laparoscopic Totally Extraperitoneal Hernia Repair for Inguinal Hernia Patients: Results of 92 Cases

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Kwang-Myung Sung-Ae Hospital, Gwangmyeong, Korea. taeghyun@gmail.com

Abstract

PURPOSE
Laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal herniorrhaphy (TEP) was developed as an alternative treatment of inguinal hernias to open hernia repair. This study evaluated 92 cases of laparoscopic surgery to determine the effectiveness and safety of laparoscopic TEP.
METHODS
Laparoscopic TEP was performed on 92 patients with inguinal hernias from January 2008 to December 2010. Through a retrospective study of these patients, information om TEP repair was collected including the patients' characteristics, operation time, hospital stay, analgesic use and related complications.
RESULTS
Laparoscopic herniorrhaphy were performed on a total of 92 patients (85 men and 7 women, age ranging from 16 to 83 years, with a mean of 56 years). The mean operation time for a unilateral inguinal hernia and bilateral inguinal hernia was 58.7 and 84.2 min, respectively. The mean postoperative hospital stay was 4.0 days (range, 2~9 days). Thirty nine patients were discharged without an analgesic injection, whereas 36 patients were injected with analgesic on the day of surgery. Of these 92 procedures, 10 complications were recorded; one granuloma complication, two patients with operation site discomfort, five with urinary retention issues, one patient with a scrotal seroma, and one patient with scrotal edema.
CONCLUSION
TEP repairs have minimal morbidity and are more effective with less pain than the open procedure. TEP repair can be considered a favorable procedure for patients who request minimally invasive procedures for inguinal hernia repairs.

Keyword

Laparoscopic herniorrhaphy; Totally extraperitoneal approach; Inguinal hernia

MeSH Terms

Female
Granuloma
Hernia
Hernia, Inguinal
Herniorrhaphy
Humans
Laparoscopy
Length of Stay
Male
Pyrazines
Retrospective Studies
Seroma
Urinary Retention
Pyrazines
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