Methods: Ninety two male patients from 20-60 years of age reported for direct or indirect inguinal hernia with open Mesh/Lichtenstein or darn repair in emergency or electively from January 2014 to December 2015 were enrolled in this prospective randomized control trial (RCT).
7 In another study conducted at Department of Surgery, Liaqat University, Jamshoro Sindh, Pakistan from January 2008-2009 it was found that inguinal hernia repair under local anaesthesia is safe and convenient.
The paediatric day surgery service offered at Sidra include general surgical procedures such as inguinal hernia repairs, orchidopexy - a surgery used to bring the testes down, umbilical and epigastric hernia repairs, soft tissue biopsies and hydrocelectomy - surgery for removing fluid in the scrotum.
6) Indirect inguinal hernia containing genital organs in a female patient is usually caused by passage of genital organs along with the round ligament to the inguinal canal and labia majora due to incomplete closure of the processes vaginalis.
However, percutaneous closure of inguinal hernia cannot prevent simultaneous ligation of subcutaneous tissues (sometimes nerves) of the inguinal canal between the skin and hernia sac; as such, this technique might increase the postoperative morbidity in the long run.
All published randomized controlled trials after 1995 with sample size of over 100 and which were printed in English language and had compared the effectiveness of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair with open mesh inguinal hernia repair were eligible for inclusion.