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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 32-40

Self-fixating Parietex ProGrip mesh in inguinal and paraumbilical hernia repair

Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine (Girls), Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt

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Rasha Abd El-Aziz Abd El-Gany
Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine (Girls), Al Azhar University, Cairo
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sjamf.sjamf_15_18

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Background Inguinal hernia repair is the most frequently performed operation in general surgery. The standard method for inguinal hernia repair had changed little over a hundred years till using self-fixating Parietex ProGrip mesh. This mesh can be placed by an open approach which is becoming increasingly common in many countries. Objectives This study investigated the recent surgical treatment of open inguinal and paraumbilical hernia patients using self-fixating ProGrip Parietex mesh. Immediate complications reported were seroma, cellulitis, postoperative pain, mesh sepsis, testicular atrophy, and recurrence. Patients and methods This study was conducted between January 2015 and January 2017 at Al-Zahra Hospital Al Azhar University, and Al-Ameen Hospital, KSA with a 1 year follow-up. The patients underwent general, spinal, or epidural anesthesia. A dose of third-generation cephalosporin was administrated during the induction of anesthesia. Self-fixating Parietex ProGrip mesh with or without lateral slit with a rough surface placed on the floor of the inguinal canal for the repair of inguinal hernias or in subcutenous plane on anterior abdominal wall musculature in paraumbilical hernias. Results Self-fixating Parietex ProGrip mesh was used with a lateral slit for the spermatic cord, maked right and left for indirect inguinal hernia patients (69.79%) and direct hernia patients (27.01%). Self-fixating ProGrip Parietex mesh without slit with a rough surface was placed in the subcutaneous plane in patients with paraumbilical hernias (3.1%). Immediate complications such as seroma, cellulitis, and postoperative pain were studied. The mean operative time was ±35 min and the mean hospitalization discharge time was ±1.5 days. Conclusion The use of self-fixating Parietex ProGrip mesh technique for the repair of inguinal and paraumbilical hernias in this study seemed effective and safe, and is not associated with postoperative pain. No recurrence of hernia and no mesh sepsis were detected, with 1 year follow-up.

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