Revista chilena de cirugía
versión On-line ISSN 0718-4026
BUTTE B, JEAN MICHEL et al. Long term results of inguinal hernia repair with prolene hernia system technique. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2007, vol.59, n.6, pp.421-424. ISSN 0718-4026. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-40262007000600006.
Background: Short and mid-term results of inguinal hernia repair with Prolene Hernia System (PHS) have been evaluated. However, few studies have reported long-term recurrence rates. Aim: To evaluate long-term outcomes among patients who underwent inguinal hernia repair with Prolene Hernia System technique. Material and Methods: A prospective study of 62 patients operated with PHS from 2001 to 2002. Pain and immediate complications were evaluated in all patients. Four years follow-up was completed in 53 (90.1%) patients, who are the analyzed group. The evaluated issues were hernia recurrence, chronic pain (at rest and in activity), alteration in sexual behavior, mesh rejection and overall satisfaction with the procedure. Results: Fifty men (94%) and three women (6%), aged 53.2 + 8.5 years were analyzed. In 52 patients (98%), inguinal hernia was symptomatic. Fifty eight hernias were repaired on the 53 patients. On immediate follow-up, postoperative complications were observed in two patients (2.5%). In long-term follow-up, no patient had hernia recurrence, chronic pain or alterations in sexual behavior. Conclusions: Inguinal hernia repair with PHS has satisfactory long term outcomes
Palabras clave : Inguinal hernia; prolene hernia system; long term outcomes.