A randomised controlled trial to compare local with general anaesthesia for short-stay inguinal hernia repair.

@article{Teasdale1982ARC,
  title={A randomised controlled trial to compare local with general anaesthesia for short-stay inguinal hernia repair.},
  author={Chloe Teasdale and A M McCrum and Nigel W. Williams and Richard E. Horton},
  journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England},
  year={1982},
  volume={64 4},
  pages={238-42}
}
A series of 117 consecutive unselected patients with clinically reducible unilateral inguinal herniae were admitted for short-stay repair. Seven expressed a strong preference for one form of anaesthesia (6 general (GA)) local (LA) and 7 were unfit for GA; these were excluded from the trial. The remaining 103 patients were allocated at random to receive either LA or GA in order to compare the two methods of anaesthesia. The resulting groups (53 LA, 50 GA) were well matched for age and obesity… CONTINUE READING