Concurrent laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair and transurethral resection of prostate: Breaking with convention - A retrospective study.

This study aimed to evaluate concurrent laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) inguinal hernia repair and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) with determination of outcomes.

This retrospective study was conducted at our hospital, from June 2011 to June 2020. Over 9 years, 17 patients with co-existing uncomplicated unilateral or bilateral inguinal hernia (primary/recurrent) and significant benign prostatic hypertrophy were operated in the same sitting. The following outcomes were compared: duration of the surgery, conversion to open hernia surgery, intraoperative and post-operative complications, duration of hospital stay, recurrence, time taken to resume normal activity and cost of the treatment.

This study included 17 patients with a mean age of 65 years (range of 50-87 years). The average time taken for the surgery was 115 min with no conversion to open hernia repair. The mean post-operative stay was 3.7 days. There were four patients (23.5%) with seromas identified at day 10, only two remained at 6 weeks and none at 12 weeks. None had significant bleeding intraoperatively or postoperatively. There was no superficial or deep wound infection (including mesh infection). There was no recurrence of inguinal hernia. Two patients (11.7%) developed post-TURP urethral stricture and underwent cystoscopic stricturoplasty, 3 and 2.5 months after the initial procedure. The time taken to resume normal activity was 7 (±1) days. The hospital cost is reduced by 25% as compared to the sum of costs when both the operations are done separately.

Concurrent TEP inguinal hernia repair and TURP is a practical, safe and cost-effective procedure.

Journal of minimal access surgery. 2021 May 24 [Epub ahead of print]

Rafique Umer Harvitkar, Prakash Chandra Shetty, Abhijit Joshi

Department of Surgery, Dr. L H Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India., Department of Urology, Dr. L. H Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India., Department of General and Laparoscopic Surgery, Dr. L H Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.