J Korean Surg Soc.  2009 Feb;76(2):115-118. 10.4174/jkss.2009.76.2.115.

Comparing of Complications of Inguinal Hernia Repair Using Prolene Hernia System

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Gil Hospital, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Incheon, Korea. mc@gilhospital.com

Abstract

PURPOSE
A tension-free hernia repair using mesh is considered the standard method. A prolene hernia system (PHS) is a more recently introduced hernia-repair device in Korea. We compared complications of beginners' PHS operation with those of experts in our department.
METHODS
We retrospectively analysed 448 cases of herniorrhaphy using PHS from December 2002 to August 2007. We compared complication of 150 early cases and 150 late cases.
RESULTS
There were 394 male and 54 female patients with ages 19 to 82: 321 indirect, 83 direct, 7 femoral, 4 pantaloon hernias. The most frequent complication of PHS repair was hematoma and wound swelling. The 150 early cases' complications included 7 hematoma and 9 wound swelling. The 150 late cases' complications included 7 hematoma and 8 wound swelling. There was no difference between early and late complications.
CONCLUSION
In comparing complications of 150 early and late cases, there was no difference.

Keyword

Tension-free herniorrhaphy; Prolene Hernia System; Complications of inguinal hernia repair

MeSH Terms

Female
Hematoma
Hernia
Hernia, Inguinal
Herniorrhaphy
Humans
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Korea
Male
Polypropylenes
Retrospective Studies
Polypropylenes
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