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Hernia

, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp 549–553

First Online: 10 May 2012Received: 07 June 2011Accepted: 22 April 2012

Abstract

BackgroundThe aim of this study was to assess whether partially absorbable monofilament mesh could influence postoperative pain and recurrence after Lichtenstein hernioplasty over the long term.

MethodsPatients were randomized into two groups that were treated with lightweight LW or heavyweight HW mesh in 15 centers in Poland. A modified suture technique was used in the lightweight mesh group. Clinical examination was performed. A pain questionnaire was completed five years after the surgery.

ResultsOf the 392 patients who underwent surgery, 161 90.81 % of 177 in the HW group and 195 90.69 % of 215 in the LW group were examined according to protocol, a median of 62 range 57–66 months after hernia repair. There was no difference in the recurrence rate 1.9 % LW vs. 0.6 % HW; P = 0.493. There were 24 deaths in the follow-up period, but these had no connection to the surgery. The patients treated with LW mesh reported less pain in the early postoperative period. After five years of follow-up, the intensity and the presence of pain did not differ between groups 5 patients in the LW and 4 patients in the HW group. Average pain, VAS score, was also similar in the LW and HW group 2.25 vs. 2.4 at the fifth year postoperatively.

ConclusionThe use of partially absorbable mesh reduced postoperative pain during the short-term postoperative period. No difference in pain or recurrence rate was observed at 60 months.

KeywordsInguinal hernia Lichtenstein Lightweight mesh Recurrence Pain The Polish Hernia Study Group—for details see -Appendix-.

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Author: K. Bury - M. Śmietański - The Polish Hernia Study Group

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