Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair by Transabdominal Preperitoneal Mesh Hernioplasty (TAPP), A Prospective Study


  • Pankaj Saxena1 , Kalpeshkumar Patel2



Inguinal hernia, Laparoscopic Transabdominal preperitoneal approach.


Background: Hernia is not a disease of modern society; its occurrence was found during early 16th century

and it was recognized as a surgical disease by Praxagoras of Kos because of its demand for some sort

of life-saving treatment. In general, hernia is described as a protrusion of contents of abdominal cavity

through a weakness or opening in the abdominal muscle wall. Laparoscopic hernia repair has emerged as

an effective alternative method for treating inguinal hernias. It has several significant advantages over the

tension-free open repair now in use. In this report we summarize our laparoscopic hernia repair results and


Method: The study was conducted in the Department of General Surgery, Geetanjali Medical College,

Udaipur, from November 2017 to November 2019. It was a prospective, observational study on the patients

of uncomplicated inguinal hernias who underwent an elective laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. The

following data was collected prospectively: age, sex, duration of surgery, intra-operative complications,

postoperative pain, postoperative complications, hospital stay and recurrence.

Results: A total 30 patients were operated during study period and total number of hernia repair were 36,

with their ages renged from 22 to 80 year with mean age of 52.6year. All patents were male.The average

duration of operation was 55.33 ± 17.02minutes. The average length of hospital stay was 3.06day. The main

complication in our study were postoperative seroma formation. One patient required conversion to open

with zero recurrence till date.

Conclusion: Laparoscopic TAPP hernia repair has proven to be an efficient method for the treatment of

groin hernias at our institution.

Author Biography

Pankaj Saxena1 , Kalpeshkumar Patel2

1 Professor & Head, 2 3rd year PG Resident, Department of General Surgery, Geetanjali Medical College and

Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan.