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