Adding iliopubic tract repair to high ligation reduces recurrence risk in pediatric laparoscopic transabdominal inguinal hernia repair
- Lee, Sung Ryul; Park, Pyoung Jae
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- Laparoscopic pediatric inguinal hernia repair; Iliopubic tract repair; Recurrence
- SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES, v.35, no.1, pp.216 - 222
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- SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES
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- Background Many laparoscopic methods are available for treating pediatric inguinal hernias. Recurrence after laparoscopic pediatric inguinal hernia repair (LPIHR) is one of the greatest concerns for surgeons. The present study was performed to evaluate the effects of iliopubic tract repair in LPIHR with respect to the recurrence rate, surgical outcomes, and complications. Methods LPIHR was performed in 3386 pediatric patients aged < 10 years from January 2016 to June 2018. The patients were categorized into two groups according to the operative techniques: high ligation alone (1736 patients) and additional iliopubic tract repair (1650 patients). In high ligation surgery, the hernia sac was removed and the peritoneum was closed. In iliopubic tract repair surgery, iliopubic tract and transversalis fascia arch sutures were added. Results Recurrence only occurred in the high ligation group; no patients in the iliopubic tract repair group developed recurrence [0.35% (6/1736) vs. 0.00% (0/1650), respectively; p = 0.014]. Other surgical outcomes and complications did not differ between the two groups. Six patients in the high ligation group developed recurrence: four infants aged < 1 year and two children aged > 1 year. The mean duration from the first operation to reoperation in these six patients was 11.8 months; five patients developed recurrence within 1 year after the initial operation. All patients had a recurrent indirect hernia, and the location of the hernial defects was on the medial side of the previous stitch. The logistic regression indicated that the difference between the two groups affected the recurrence rate. This finding predicted that iliopubic tract repair is associated with a lower recurrence rate than high ligation (odds ratio 0.996, 95% confidence interval 0.994-0.999, p = 0.015). Conclusions This study of transabdominal LPIHR indicates that iliopubic tract repair results in a small but significant decrease in the risk of recurrence.
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