Feasibility and limits of inguinal hernia repair under local anaesthesia in a limited resource environment: a prospective controlled study

AbstractPurposeLocal anaesthesia (LA) has proven effective for inguinal hernia repair in developed countries. Hernias in low to middle income countries represent a different issue. The aim of this study was to analyse the feasibility of LA for African hernia repairs in a limited resource environment.MethodsData from patients who underwent herniorrhaphy under LA or spinal anaesthesia (SA) by the 6th and 7th Forward Surgical Team were prospectively collected. All of the patients benefited from a transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block for postoperative analgesia. Primary endpoints concerned the pain response and conversion to general anaesthesia. Secondary endpoints concerned the complication and recurrence rates. Predictors of LA failure were then identified.ResultsIn all, 189 inguinal hernias were operated during the study period, and 119 patients fulfilled the inclusion criteria: 57 LA and 62 SA. Forty-eight percent of patients presented with inguinoscrotal hernias. Local anaesthesia led to more pain during surgery and necessitated more administration of analgesics but resulted in fewer micturition difficulties and better postoperative pain control. Conversion rates were not different. Inguinoscrotal hernia and a time interval
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