Nisar Ahmed, Mohammad Nadeem, Mahmud Aurangzeb.
Trans-abdominal pre-peritoneal (TAPP) repair for inguinal hernias: a five years experience in a tertiary care hospital.
J Med Sci May ;29(01):48-51.

Objective To evaluate the efficacy of Transabdominal pre-peritoneal repair in the treatment of inguinal hernias Materials and Methods: This retrospective study was conducted in Surgical A Unit, Khyber Teaching Hospital from January 2015 to December 2019. A total 114 patients were included in the study. All of the patients underwent Laparoscopic Trans-abdominal pre-peritoneal(TAPP) repair. After six months follow up, their outcome variables were analysed. Results: Mean age of the study population was 41+-7.8(SD) years(range 21-67 years). 104 patients had unilateral while 10 patients had bilateral hernias. 89(78.07%) patients had primary hernia while 25(21.92%) patients had recurrent hernia. Mean postoperative hospital stay was 1.21+-0.3(SD) days. Umbilical port infection was noted in 2(1.75%) patients while no case of deep/ mesh infection was noted. Recurrence was noted in one case only. Chronic groin pain was noted in 5(4.38%) cases. Conclusion: TAPP is a safe and effective treatment modality for the treatment of primary and recurrent inguinal hernias.

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