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  • More questions re: inguinal hernia repair

    Posted by DavidJ on April 2, 2018 at 10:59 am

    Hi: a couple more Qs especially for surgeon contributors:

    (i) views on the pros/cons of the use of ProGrip self-gripping polyester mesh versus polypropylene mesh in an open inguinal Lichtenstein repair?

    (ii) views on the pros/cons of excission/division of the ilioinguinal nerve during an open inguinal Lichtenstein repair?

    (iii) views on the pros/cons of local versus general anaesthesia for an open inguinal Lichtenstein repair?

    Many thanks.

    Good intentions replied 5 years, 9 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Good intentions

    Member
    May 14, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Your questions are very specific.

    The last one though, isn’t really specific to hernia repair. It’s just pros and cons of anesthesia type. General is more risky, as I understand things, but necessary for laparasocopy. It’s not necessary for open though, so it isn’t used, just for general risk reduction.

    The first question is actually two questions combined. Self-gripping mesh vs non-gripping mesh, and polyester mesh vs polypropylene mesh. It can’t really be answered directly.

    Good luck.

  • DavidJ

    Member
    May 14, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Hi: just reposting this as no responses to date. Thanks. DavidJ

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