Quality of life in elderly patients after inguinal hernioplasty

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

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Abstract

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
Numero di pagine0
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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    Di Vita, G. G., Picone, E., Aiello, P. S. L., Patti, R., & Sammartano, S. (2009). Quality of life in elderly patients after inguinal hernioplasty.