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

Authors:

Keshav Y. V. Prasad,

Kasturba Medical College, IN
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Abhishek Ganguly,

Kasturba Medical College, IN
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Bhargav AN Vyas ,

Kasturba Medical College, IN
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Shivaprasad BK Rai,

Kasturba Medical College, IN
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Srirama M Bhat,

Kasturba Medical College, IN
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Sunil Kumar Shetty

Kasturba Medical College, IN
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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 BA, Rai SB, Bhat SM, Shetty SK. Inguinal hernia repair under regional anaesthesia versus local anaesthesia: a comparative study. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2021;39(3):14–7.
Published on 30 Nov 2021.
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