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Inguinal hernia repair under regional anaesthesia versus local anaesthesia: a comparative study

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Keshav Y. V. Prasad,

Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, IN
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Department of General Surgery
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Abhishek Ganguly,

Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, IN
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Department of General Surgery
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Bhargav A. N. Vyas ,

Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, IN
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Department of General Surgery
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Shivaprasad B. K. Rai,

Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, IN
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Department of General Surgery
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Srirama M. Bhat

Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, IN
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Department of General Surgery
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Abstract

Introduction

This study aims to compare Lichenstein's repair performed under regional anaesthesia and local anaesthesia.

 

Methods

This prospective study included two groups of 31 patients each with an uncomplicated inguinal hernia from surgical units of KMC affiliated hospitals. All patients underwent Lichenstein's tension-free repair either under spinal anaesthesia (group 1) or under local anaesthesia (group 2). Results from both groups were compiled and analysed.

 

Results

Mean age was 50.45 (SD 16.49) in group 1 and 50.61 (SD 12.04) in group 2. Median time taken for surgery was less under local anaesthesia (1.17 versus 1.5 hours). Postoperative pain was less in the local anaesthesia group at 24, 48 hours after surgery, and after 2 weeks of discharge. Group 1 had higher cases of urinary retention.

 

Conclusion

Lichenstein's repair under local anaesthesia was better concerning post-operative pain, complications and hospital stay.
How to Cite: Prasad KYV, Ganguly A, Vyas BAN, Rai SBK, Bhat SM. Inguinal hernia repair under regional anaesthesia versus local anaesthesia: a comparative study. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2021;39(3):14–7. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljs.v39i3.8860
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Published on 30 Nov 2021.
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