Document Type : Research Article
Indirect Hernia comprises around 80% cases of inguinal hernia. Almost all the hernias in women and children are indirect. It is also called oblique indirect hernia. The hernia enters through the internal inguinal ring lateral to inferior epigastric artery and descends obliquely downwards and medially and reduces obliquely. After routine investigations, Patients were informed about the various techniques and advantages of the PHS mesh. In those patients who agreed, consent was taken and patients were prepared for surgery. Patients were subjected to Prolene Hernia system repair. All patients were given preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis with Injection Ceftriaxone 1 gm. Spinal anaesthesia was administered. More than half of the patients presented with hernia on the right side (51.1%) followed by left (40.0%). Bilateral hernias were 8.9 %. The most common presenting symptom was swelling accounting for 66.7% followed by swelling with pain 33.3%.
Keyword: Inguinal Hernia, swelling, oblique indirect hernia