Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair

Inguinal hernia

Inguinal hernia is very common in hernia. It can seem as a swelling or lump in your groin, or as an enlarged scrotum. The swelling is also painful. The lump usually appears when you’re lifting something and disappears once you lie down.

Causes

Inguinal hernias, that occur when tissue bulges through the abdominal (belly) muscles and into the groin, are caused by:

An opening within the passage from the abdomen to the genitals (called the inguinal canal) that should shut before birth however doesn’t. Abdominal muscles that are weakened by aging and also the daily wear and tear of life. Conditions that increase pressure inside the abdominal cavity, like frequent coughing or being overweight, might contribute to the development of hernias.

Symptoms

Symptoms of an inguinal hernia might include:

A bulge within the groin or scrotum. The bulge might appear gradually over a period of many weeks or months. Or it may form suddenly when you have been lifting heavy weights, coughing, bending, straining, or laughing. Many hernias flatten once you change posture. Groin discomfort or pain. The discomfort is also worse once you bend or lift. Though you may have pain or discomfort within the scrotum, many hernias don’t cause any pain.

Treatments

Surgery is the only treatment and cure for inguinal hernia. Several doctors recommend surgery to repair a hernia because it prevents strangulation, that happens when a loop of intestine is trapped tightly in a hernia and the blood circulation is bring to a halt, that kills the tissue.

In surgery doctor push the bulge back to place and strengthen the weakness in the abdominal wall.
The operation is typically recommended if you’ve got a hernia that causes pain, severe or persistent symptoms, or if any serious complications develop.

Laparoscopic inguinal hernia Repair

Laparoscopic hernia repair is similar to different laparoscopic surgery. Before surgery, general anesthesia is given, and a small cut (incision) is created in or just below the navel. The abdomen is inflated with air so the physician will see the abdominal (belly) organs.

A thin, lighted scope referred to as a laparoscope is inserted through the incision. The instruments to repair the hernia are inserted through other tiny incisions in the lower abdomen. Mesh is then placed over the defect to strengthen the belly wall.