The Stoppa procedure in inguinal hernia repair: to drain or not to drain
Keywords:Hernia, Inguinal Hernia, Prosthesis, Mesh, Drainage
AbstractOBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to evaluate the benefits of drainage in the Stoppa procedure for inguinal repair. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The use of a suction drain was randomized at the end of the surgical intervention in 26 male patients undergoing inguinal hernia repair, divided into 2 groups: Group A, 12 patients undergoing drainage, and group B, 14 patients not undergoing drainage. On the second postoperative day, all patients underwent abdominal pelvic computed tomography scan examination to detect the presence of abdominal fluid collection. RESULTS: In group A, no patient developed fluid collection in the preperitoneal space, and 1 patient presented with an abscess in the preperitoneal space on the 15th postoperative day. In group B, 12 patients presented with fluid collections in the preperitoneal space on computed tomography scan evaluation. However, only 3 patients presented minor complications. None of the patients developed a major complication. CONCLUSION: The use of suction drainage with the Stoppa procedure does not provide any benefit.
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Rodrigues Jr., A. J., Jin, H. Y., Utiyama, E. M., & Rodrigues, C. J. (2003). The Stoppa procedure in inguinal hernia repair: to drain or not to drain . Revista Do Hospital Das Clínicas, 58(2), 97-102. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0041-87812003000200007