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Comparison of read-rives and "lichtenstein" repair for treatment of unilateral inguinal hernia

(2011) Comparison of read-rives and "lichtenstein" repair for treatment of unilateral inguinal hernia. Koomesh. pp. 57-61. ISSN 16087046 (ISSN)

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Introduction: "Lichtenstein" tension-free mesh repair is the most common surgical techniques used for inguinal hernia repair. Read-Rives method is tension-free, too, but here prosthesis is placed just over the peritoneum, and there is no weak area. The aim of this study was to compare the results of Read- Rives and Lichtenstein method in the hernioplasty. Methods and Materials: In this prospective randomized clinical trial 126 patients who had unilateral inguinal hernia were examined: 64 patients operated with Lichtenstein and 62 patients operated with Rives method. They evaluated for early post-operative complications, duration of surgery and hospital stay, return to normal activity, and then they followed for recurrence of hernia. Results: Postoperative pain was significantly lower and the return to normal activity was shorter in Rives group. Duration of surgery and hospital stay and recurrence rate was equal, lower postoperative wound infection was found within Rives method. Conclusions: Although the "Read-Rives" method is not technically as simple as "Lichtenstein" method, but this procedure is easy to learn, so it is recommended because of its better final outcome in comparison with Lichtenstein repair.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Inguinal hernia Lichtenstein repair Mesh repair Read-rives-visual analog scale Tension-free hernioplasty article clinical trial hernioplasty human intermethod comparison length of stay Lichtenstein method major clinical study operation duration postoperative complication postoperative pain prospective study randomization Read Rives method recurrent disease surgical infection surgical technique
Page Range: pp. 57-61
Journal or Publication Title: Koomesh
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 13
Number: 1
ISSN: 16087046 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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