Document Type : Research Article
Background:Inguinal hernias present with a lump in the groin that goes away with minimal pressure
or when the patient is lying down. The present study was conducted to compare minimally invasive
surgery versus open surgery for abdominal and groin hernias.
Materials & Methods:90 patients of abdominal and groin hernia of both genders were divided into 2
groups of 45 each. Group I underwent open surgery and group II laparoscopic surgery. Patients were
followed up at 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months intervals.
Results: Group I had 30 males and 15 females and group II had 26 males and 19 females. Type of
hernia was epigastric hernia seen in 5 in group I and 4 in group II, incisional hernia 7 in group I and 6
in group II, umbilical 20 in group I and 23 in group II and paraumbilical 13 in group I and 12 in group
Conclusion: Laparoscopic group showed better treatment outcome as compared to open group.