DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20180839

Study of testicular perfusion after Lichtenstein hernioplasty in uncomplicated inguinal hernia

Prabhu Nath, Subhajeet Dey, Tanweer Karim, Atul Jain, Vivek Kumar Katiyar, Gaurav Patel

Abstract


Background: Inguinal hernia repair is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the world. The aim is to achieve a recurrence free hernia repair with minimum of complications. In mesh inguinal hernia repair testicular cord structures are in direct contact with the mesh. Testicular ischemia usually manifests within 48-72 hours after surgery. Aims of the study was to asses any changes in perfusion of ipsilateral testis after Lichtenstein hernioplasty and establish a baseline testicular perfusion pattern in the study population. This study was conducted in the Department of Surgery for one year at a tertiary care teaching hospital in Delhi.

Methods: All consenting adult male patients undergoing Lichtenstein inguinal hernioplasty for unilateral inguinal hernia fulfilling the inclusion and exclusion criteria. A sample size of 50 was included in study.

Results: In this study patients were above 18 and below 60 years of age with mean age of 43.58 years.  The paired T-test analysis revealed no statistically significant difference between pre and post-operative values of SV, DV, RI, PI and TV.

Conclusions: Lichtenstein tension free mesh repair for uncomplicated inguinal hernia does not impair testicular perfusion after the procedure.


Keywords


Lichtenstein hernioplasty, Testicular perfusion, Testicular ischemia

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