Previous research has shown that the repair of a recurrent inguinal hernia is subject to a greater risk of additional recurrence. Further, bilateral inguinal hernia is subject to a greater recurrence risk than unilateral inguinal hernia. These increased risks may be due to certain anatomical difficulties that complicate the surgical approach in these types of patients. Some clinicians have suggested that laparoscopic approaches are better suited to recurrent and bilateral hernias, and in we delineate separate comparisons for primary, bilateral, and recurrent hernia.
This questionnaire-based survey, carried out over a two-year period, involved 84 general surgeons of Karachi. The respondents were divided into groups and comparative analysis was carried out.65 respondents (77.4 percent) were male and 19 (22.6 percent) were female. Mean years and standard deviation since post graduation were 7.7 and 7.3 years, respectively. 60 respondents (71.4 percent) reported the routine use of prophylactic antibiotics in all inguinal hernia repairs. 34 respondents (40.5 percent) quoted "spinal anaesthesia" as their preferred type of anaesthesia, 46 respondents (54.8 percent) chose to perform the procedure as a day case, and 49 respondents (58.3 percent) reported.