Quality of life in elderly patients after inguinal hernioplasty

Gaetano Giuseppe Di Vita, Giovanni Migliore, Emanuele Picone, Paolo Aiello, Rosalia Patti, Gaetano Di Vita, Sergio Sammartano, Emanuele Picone, Paolo Salvatore Lorenzo Aiello, Rosalia Patti, Sergio Sammartano

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Background and aimInguinal hernia is the most frequent abdominal wall her- nias in elderly population. Surgical treatment must be aware of the cardiovascular and respiratory disease these patients are often affected by. Inguinal hernia is responsi- ble to impair the quality of life (QoL). Aim of this study was to evaluate the QoL through the Short-Form (SF)-36 questionnaire in a cohort of elderly patients undergoing inguinal hernioplasty.Materials and methodsFifteen male patients of age ≥75 years affected by sympto- matic unilateral uncomplicated inguinal hernia were included in this study. All patients undergoing inguinal hernioplasty in local anaesthesia according to the Liech- tenstein technique. The SF-36 questionnaire was adminis- tered to each patient the day before and 6 months after surgery. Global analysis of the 8 domains of SF-36 and 2 comprehensive indexes of SF-36, Physical Component Summary (PCS) and Mental Component Summary (MCS) were performed.ResultsInguinal hernioplasty originated no postoperative com- plications, in particular no patients complained of chronic pain after surgery. Six months after surgery, all 8 domains of SF-36, and MCS and PCS scores improved remarkably as compared with the preoperative time.ConclusionInguinal hernioplasty in elderly patient is a safe and effec- tive procedure. Although the major surgical stressobserved in these subjects, the improvement of QoL, as attested by significantly increased in SF-36 scores, repre- sent a clear-cut indication for elective inguinal hernia repair.
Lingua originaleEnglish
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Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2009

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