Home Current issue Ahead of print Search About us Editorial board Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 394-400

Laparoscopic purse-string suture sac closure is appropriate procedure for children with unilateral indirect inguinal hernia: comparative study versus laparoscopic sac excision and closure procedure

Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, El-Minia University, Minya, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Mohamed Rabea
Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, El-Minia University, Minya
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ejs.ejs_62_17

Rights and Permissions

Objective Evaluation of immediate and 6-month postoperative (PO) outcomes of laparoscopic repair of unilateral indirect inguinal hernia (IIH) and comparison of outcomes of purse-string versus stitch closure of the deep inguinal ring (DIR). Patients and methods The study included 84 children who had unilateral IIH, and they were randomly divided into two groups: group I included patients who underwent sac disconnection and stitch closure, and group II included patients who underwent purse-string suture closure of DIR without manipulation or sac dissection. PO pain sensation was evaluated using the observational pain-discomfort scale. Time till first oral intake, length of PO hospital stay, and immediate and 6-month PO outcomes were determined. Results One patient in group I was converted to open procedure and another patient in group II required sac disconnection. Patients of group II had significantly shorter operative time, lower collective observational pain-discomfort scale pain score, and shorter time till first oral intake and duration of PO hospital stay compared with patients of group I. A total of three (3.6%) patients developed port site wound infection. At the end of follow-up, in group I, one patient developed hydrocele and three patients developed recurrent hernia, for a 6-month PO complication rate of 9.8%. In group II, one (2.4%) patient developed recurrent hernia. Conclusion Application of laparoscopic purse-string suture closure of the DIR shortens operative time, time till first oral intake, and home return of children with unilateral IIH with low 6-month recurrence rate than disconnection and stitch closure of the DIR (2.4 vs. 7.3%).

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded58    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal