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ISSN: 2643-6760

Surgery & Case Studies: Open Access Journal

Research Article(ISSN: 2643-6760)

The Lichtenstein Plug Technique. The Safe Repair

Volume 3 - Issue 4

Pedro López Rodríguez1*, Pablo G Pol Herrera2, Jorge Satorre Rocha3, Olga León González3, Luis Manuel Danta Fundora4, Eduardo Garcia Castillo4 and Lais Angèlica Ceruto Ortiz5

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    • 1Specialist of I Degree and II Degree in general surgery, Cuba
    • 2Consultant Professor in general surgery, Cuba
    • 3Specialist of I Degree in general surgery Auxiliary Professor and Auxiliary Researcher, Cuba
    • 4Specialist of I Degree in general surgery, Assistant Professor, Cuba
    • 5Second year resident in general surgery, Cuba

    *Corresponding author: Pedro Rolando López Rodríguez, National Hospital, Continental Street No. 152 between D´Strampes Street and Goicuría Street, Sevillano, 10 de Octubre, Havana, Cuba

Received: November 11, 2019   Published: December 02, 2019

DOI: 10.32474/SCSOAJ.2019.03.000171

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Summary: Various techniques have been developed for the repair of femoral hernia. The technique with the Lichtenstein Plug since 1989 has allowed to obtain a lower rate of complications and recurrences, as well as an early recovery of the patients usual activities. Its application, widely spread in elective surgery, can also be performed in emergency surgery. The aim of this work is to review the experience of our basic group of work in the surgical treatment of femoral hernia using this technique.

Methods: A retrospective descriptive observational study was conducted in our basic work group from the surgery service of the General Teaching Hospital “Enrique Cabrera” between 2009 and 2018, to which this surgical technique was applied. We study the anatomical variants of hernias as well as post-operative complications and clinical evolution.

Results: The mean age of the patients was 58.7 years (19-92 years), being the female with the highest incidence 78%, as well as, the most frequent location the right, 67.5%. The prosthesis used in the hernioplasty was that of polypropylene. Local anesthesia was applied to 29 patients (63%) of them. The average surgical time was25 minutes, (15-65 minutes). Ambulation was early and the average hospital stay was lessthan 24 hours, in most patients. Only one infection of the wound and one hernia recurrence in one patient was confirmed.

Conclusion: Therefore, we believe that the Lichtenstein Plug technique should be considered among the techniques of choice in the treatment of femoral hernia

Keywords: Femoral hernia; lichtenstein plug technique; polypropylene mesh

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