Health Research, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Jun  2019, Pages 13-20; DOI: 10.31058/ 10.31058/

Inguinal Hernia: Experience in a Community General Hospital

, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Jun  2019, Pages 13-20.

DOI: 10.31058/

Saadeldin Ahmed Idris 1,3* , Abdul Ghani Qureshi 2,3

1 Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Alzaeim Alazhari Uninersity, KRT, Sudan

2 Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Baqai Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan

3 Department of Surgery, Almikhwah General Hospital, Al Makhwah, Saudi Arabia

Received: 2 December 2019; Accepted: 5 December 2019; Published: 9 December 2019

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Groin hernia repair is one of the most frequently performed general surgical operations. This study aimed to evaluate the outcome of the current practice of an open inguinal hernia mesh repair in a community general hospital. A total of 23 patients underwent open tension-free inguinal hernia mesh repair (January 2018 to December 2018). Their mean age was 43±21.5 years (Range, 16 to 85 years). Mean duration of symptoms was 8.08±4.3 weeks (range, 4 to 28 weeks). It was in the right side in 56.5% and indirect in 78.3%. Mean hospital stay was 1.1±0.3 days, this was not affected by age and the duration of hernia as p value was 0.11 and 0.6 respectively. The analgesics use was ranging between 3 to 5 days (mean 3.3±0.7 days). Two patients (8.7%) has experienced pain that disappeared in less than month, and only 1 patient (4.3%) experienced pain that continued for more than month. Presence of chronic pain was not affected by age and the duration of the hernia as p value was 0.38 and 0.98 respectively. Good satisfaction was achieved in 91.3% and it was not affected by age and the duration of hernia as p value was 0.4 and 0.85 respectively. In conclusion, low recurrence rates, and a low percentage of persistent pain suggest that open repair with standardized mesh for hernia repair remains a good option for group of patients seeking health in a community hospital.


Inguinal Hernia (IH), Open Mesh Repair, Chronic Pain (CP), Outcome, Recurrence, Patient’s Satisfaction


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