Document Type : Research Paper


Department of general surgery, Narayana Medical College, Nellore, AP.


Groin hernias are the commonest abdominal wall hernias; these hernias are known to develop various complications. Strangulation is a serious and life-threatening complication. Various surgical procedures like primary tissue repair, mesh repair, keep open with secondary repair, etc. are in practice for strangulated groin hernias. Post-operative infection and recurrence are the main concerns with these procedures. The aim of conducting this study was to compare the outcomes of the mesh hernioplasty with Desarda’s purely tissue hernioplasty in the treatment of strangulated inguinal hernia.
A total of one hundred and twenty-four patients were included in the study. These patients were grouped into group A (mesh hernioplasty group) and group B (Desarda’s tissue repair group) and randomization was done. Results of these two techniques were compared with respect to post-operative seroma, surgical site infection, recurrence, and chronic pain.
Seroma formation was more in group A, which accounts for 35.48%(22) of patients than in group B patients accounts for 19.35%(12). Operative site infection was more in group A, which accounts for 35.48%(22) patients than in group B 9.67%(6) patients. Recurrence was more in Group A patients which accounts for 22.58%(14) than in Group B patients which accounts for 3.22%(2). More patients account for 19.35%(12) in group A experienced chronic pain than the patients 1.61%(1) in Group B.
The current study showed that Desarda’s technique is a safe, effective, and single-sitting technique with a significantly reduced risk of seroma, surgical site infection, chronic pain, and recurrence than mesh hernioplasty for strangulated inguinal hernia


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