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Revista chilena de cirugía

versión On-line ISSN 0718-4026

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BELTRAN S, MARCELO A. Short-term outcomes of inguinal hemioplasty: prospective follow-up of 112 patients. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2008, vol.60, n.4, pp. 282-290. ISSN 0718-4026.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-40262008000400004.

Background: Eventually the outcomes of Lichtenstein hemioplasty will experience objective and subjective changes according to the perception of every individual patient. Aim: To evalúate the outcomes of Lichtenstein hemioplasty using the Quantitative and Qualitative Measurement Instrument (QQMI), in a specific cohort of patients and to analyze the changes that may occur. Patients and methods: One hundred and twelve male patients, aged 17 to 92 years, electively operated for inguinal hernia from January to December 2004, were enrolled in a prospective protocol and subjected to assessments that included an interview, physical exam and the completion of the QQMI, one moth, 6 months, 1 year and 2 years after surgery. Results: Seventy-five percent patients had excellent outcomes at 6 months and maintained the same perception two years after surgery. The best outcomes were recorded at one year after surgery. Patients with very bad outcomes had a bimodal distribution, they were more frequently found at the first control and at the 2-years assessment. The cause of this bad perception was the appearance of inguinal pain. Conclusions: The outcomes of Lichtenstein hernioplasty are different according to the moment on which they are recorded. This fact shows that the outcomes of a functional operation, such as the operation for inguinal hernia, suffer important changes over time and differ according to the moment on which they are measured

Palabras clave : Lichtenstein hernioplasty; hernia; quality of Ufe.

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