Comparison of Lichtenstein inguinal hernia repair with the tension-free Desarda technique: a clinical audit and review of the literature

@article{Zulu2016ComparisonOL,
  title={Comparison of Lichtenstein inguinal hernia repair with the tension-free Desarda technique: a clinical audit and review of the literature},
  author={Halalisani Goodman Zulu and S. Mewa Kinoo and Bhugwan Singh},
  journal={Tropical Doctor},
  year={2016},
  volume={46},
  pages={125 - 129}
}
Ours was a retrospective chart review of all elective open inguinal hernia repairs performed in a single unit at King Edward VIII Hospital, South Africa over an 18-month period. Comparison was made regarding duration of operation, length of hospital stay and complications such as pain, haematoma formation and recurrence between the Lichtenstein and Desarda techniques. The latter was noted to have a shorter operative time and avoided cost and possible complications of mesh usage, which are… Expand

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