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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(1): 1-5       |                 Available online, January 04, 2018

Histoacryl Glue versus Polypropylene Suture Mesh Fixation in Lichtenstein Inguinal Hernioplasty

 

Ahmed Raafat and Gamal Osman                                                                

 

General Surgery Department, faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt.    

Received: 11. 11.2017   |   Accepted: 13.12.2017    |    Published : 04.01.2018

Background: Inguinal hernia repair is one of the most common operations in general surgery. The Lichtenstein tension-free operation has become gold standard in open inguinal hernia repair. Despite    the low recurrence rates; pain and discomfort remain a problem for a large number of patients. 

Aim: This study was to compare suture fixation vs. histoacryl sealing using a monofilament prolene mesh.  

Patient and Methods: A total of 100 patients randomly underwent primary inguinal hernia Lichtenstein repair fixing the mesh by prolene suture or by histoacryl; in both cases the mesh was fixed to the posterior wall of the inguinal canal and to the inguinal ligament. Follow-up time was 6 months.  

Results: Significantly, less postoperative pain was reported in histoacyl sealant group compared to the suture group Additionally, trends toward a higher postoperative quality of life, a   faster surgical procedure, and a shorter hospital stay were seen in the sealant group.

Conclusion: A widespread technique for the treatment of inguinal hernia is the application of a mesh using Lichtenstein procedure, the prosthesis can be fixed by traditional suture or using a new method of sutureless fixation with adhesive materials that shows an excellent local tolerability and lack of adverse effects and contraindications.

 

Keywords: Polypropylene mesh, Lichtenstein inguinal hernioplasty, histoacryl, postoperative pain, quality of life.

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Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan

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Cite this article as:

Ahmed Raafat and Gamal Osma T (2018) Histoacryl Glue versus Polypropylene Suture Mesh Fixation in Lichtenstein Inguinal Hernioplasty; International J. of Life Sciences, 6 (1): 1-5. 

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Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.

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Copyright: © 2018 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derives License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.

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