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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 154-161

A prospective randomised controlled trial comparing chronic groin pain and quality of life in lightweight versus heavyweight polypropylene mesh in laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair


1 Department of Surgical Disciplines, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India
2 Department of Surgical Disciplines, All InstituteIndia of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India
3 Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India
4 Department of Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India
5 Department of Anaesthesiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Virinder Kumar Bansal
Department of Surgical Disciplines, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Room No. 5021, 5th Floor Teaching Block, Delhi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-9941.170018

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Background: The aim of our study was to compare chronic groin pain and quality of life (QOL) after laparoscopic lightweight (LW) and heavyweight (HW) mesh repair for groin hernia. Materials and Methods: One hundred and forty adult patients with uncomplicated inguinal hernia were randomised into HW mesh group or LW mesh group. Return to activity, chronic groin pain and recurrence rates were assessed. Short form-36 v2 health survey was used for QOL analysis. Results: One hundred and thirty-one completed follow-up of 3 months, 66 in HW mesh group and 65 in LW mesh group. Early post-operative convalescence was better in LW mesh group in terms of early return to walking (P = 0.01) and driving (P = 0.05). The incidence of early post-operative pain, chronic groin pain and QOL and recurrences were comparable. Conclusion: Outcomes following laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair using HW and LW mesh are comparable in the short-term as well as long-term.






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