Comparison of Outcome of Laparoscopic and Open Inguinal Hernioplasty


  • Muhammad Arif Mahmood Department of Surgery, Combined Military Hospital Multan/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Zaka ullah khan Department of Surgery, Combined Military Hospital Abbotabad / National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Ghaznfar Ali Department of Surgery, Combined Military Hospital Multan/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Habib ur Rehman Department of Surgery, Combined Military Hospital Multan/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Adeel Wyne Department of Surgery, Combined Military Hospital Multan/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Syed Mohsin Manzoor Department of Surgery, Combined Military Hospital Kharian / National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan



Herniorrhaphy, Hernia, Laparoscopy, Pain, Pain measurement, length of stay, Postoperative


Objective: To determine the outcome of Open and laparoscopic Inguinal Hernioplasty.

Study Design: Comparative prospective study.

Place and Duration of Study: Department of Surgery Combined Military Hospital, Multan Pakistan, from Sep 2021 to Oct 2022.

Methodology: One hundred patients were enrolled and divided into Group-A and Group-B based on a technique used. Patents with a working diagnosis of inguinal hernia aged 13 to 90 years were included in the study. The data was collectedbfrom the participants at one week and six months post-operatively.

Results: The mean age of patients was 43.87±13.63 years. The mean operative time was 70.5±10.48 minutes. The mean hospital stay was 1.88±0.79 days. The median post-op pain at 0 hours was 2(2 – 1); at 6 hours was 4(6 – 3); at 12 hours was 5(5 – 4) and at 24 hours was 5(6-3).

Conclusion: The laparoscopic surgical technique is a wonderful addition to the surgical tool kit of a surgeon. When performed by experienced persons, there is speedy recovery and reduced hospital stay with minimal morbidity and mortality. It is highly recommended for inguinal hernioplasty.


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Mahmood, M. A., khan, Z. ullah, Ghaznfar Ali, Rehman, H. ur, Wyne, A., & Manzoor, S. M. (2024). Comparison of Outcome of Laparoscopic and Open Inguinal Hernioplasty. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 74(1), 174–178.



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