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Muhammad Naeem
Sajjad Muhammad Khan
Zahid Aman
Abdul Qayyum
Waqar Alam Jan
Khalid Mehmood


Objective: To determine the frequency of infection in Lichtenstein's mesh repair of inguinal hernia in

Surgical C unit, Lady Reading hospital Peshawar

Material and Methods: Thirty seven consecutive cases of inguinal hernia (direct/ indirect) of either side were

repaired by Lichtenstein technique between January 2007 to December 2007 with an initial follow up of six months. All

cases above 20 years were included. Patients with acute complications of hernia were excluded from the study.

Results: All patients were males with mean age of 49.1 years. Twenty seven patients had right sided

inguinal hernia, 16 had a direct hernia and 21 patients had an indirect inguinal hernia. Thirty two patients

had uneventful recovery. Minor wound infection was noted in 2 cases and scrotal swelling in one case.

There was no recurrence during initial follow up of six months

Conclusion: Tension free mesh repair is the procedure of choice for inguinal hernias.

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Naeem M, Khan SM, Aman Z, Qayyum A, Jan WA, Mehmood K. MESH REPAIR OF INGUINAL HERNIAS. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Oct. 17 [cited 2024 Jul. 14];22(4). Available from:
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