Laparoscopic hernia repair in patients with bilateral groin hernias
2000 (English)In: European Journal of Surgery, ISSN 1102-4151, Vol. 166, no 3, 210-212 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objective: To compare outcome of unilateral and bilateral laparoscopic hernia repair. Design: Prospective consecutive trial. Setting: University hospital, Sweden. Subjects: 380 patients who had unilateral hernias repaired laparoscopically and 64 patients who had bilateral hernias repaired. The median (range) age in the two groups was 56 (21-86) and 61 (30-85) years, respectively and the median (range) follow-up was 42 (24-58) months. Main outcome measures: Operating time, hospital stay, complications, and time to recovery. Results: The median (range) operating time was 70 (25-240) minutes in the unilateral and in the bilateral group 113 (55-330) minutes. The complication rate, recurrence rate, and time to full recovery did not differ between the groups. Conclusion: The laparoscopic approach seems to be a good option for patients with bilateral inguinal hernias.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. Vol. 166, no 3, 210-212 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-24990Local ID: 9409OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-24990DiVA: diva2:245314