Prospective Study of inguinal hernia under local anaesthesia: A study from rural set-up
Dr. UC Singh, Dr. Sandesh Kumar Shrivastava
Background: In developing countries like India inguinal hernia surgery is mostly done under spinal or general anesthesia. Repair of inguinal hernia is one of the most common operations in general surgery. A reducible hernia is usually a longstanding condition, and diagnosis is made clinically, on the basis of typical symptoms and signs. Aims and Objectives: To assess the usability of local anesthesia for groin hernia repair and to understand the effects of inhibition of local nociceptive molecules on postoperative recovery after inguinal hernia repair. Materials and Methods: It was an observational study conducted on a sample of 50 patients who were operated for groin with Lichtenstein technique under local anesthesia at Department of Surgery at BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur (UP). All these general surgeries were carried out during Jan 2015 to Dec 2016. Data for this study was collected ranges from first 48 hrs after the surgery, 7 days after the surgery and 6 months after the surgery. Results: Data collected during this study show that there was very less anesthesia complications after the operation, recovery and postoperative ambulation of the patient was early and overall reduction of cost of surgery was 10%. Conclusions: Based on the promising outcomes of local anesthesia during this study we conclude that local anesthesia for the groin hernia repair can be a good choice for patients in Indian population.
Dr. UC Singh, Dr. Sandesh Kumar Shrivastava. Prospective Study of inguinal hernia under local anaesthesia: A study from rural set-up. International Journal of Medicine Research, Volume 3, Issue 4, 2018, Pages 06-08