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Cirugía paraguaya

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CARDOZO-ARIAS, Hernando R. et al. Complications of inguinal hernioplasty with the lichtenstein technique in the General Surgery Department of the Militar Central Hospital of the FF AA. Periodo 2018 to 2019. Cir. parag. [online]. 2021, vol.45, n.1, pp.6-8. ISSN 2307-0420.

The purpose of this work is to determine the operative complications that occurred in the patients. Observational, descriptive, prospective study of a transverse section in a population of 60 patients who underwent surgery for inguinal hernia repair with the Lichtenstein technique, of which 90% were male with an average age of 51 years. The origin was urban area 78.3%. According to the BMI, 62% of the patients were overweight and 13% were obese, 23% of the patients were smokers. The most frequent types of hernias found were indirect Type I and II with 38.3% both according to the Gilbert Classification modified by Rutkow and Robbins. The side with the greatest involvement of the hernia was on the right side, 53.3%, the average surgical time was 48 minutes. Regarding the 24-hour hospital stay, it was the average length of stay of 90% of the patients. Post-operative complications occurred in 7 patients, surgical site infection and seroma both in 2 patients, inguinodynia in 2 patients, and recurrence occurred in 1 patient at 12 months of follow-up (1.67%).

Keywords : Inguinal hernioplasty; Lichtenstein; complications.

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