Objectives: Inguinal hernia repair is one of the most frequently performed operations in pediatric surgery clinics. Although there has been an increase in the frequency of laparoscopic repair in recent years, repair using the standard inguinal approach with modified Ferguson surgery is still preferred by many surgeons. Methods: The objective of this study was to present the short-term outcomes observed in girls who underwent standard inguinal surgery and standard laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair using the percutaneous internal suturing (PIRS) method described by Patkowski et al., which is now used in our clinic. A total of 42 female patients who underwent inguinal hernia repair with laparoscopic and standard inguinal techniques in our pediatric surgery clinic between January 2017 and May 2018 were included in the study. Results: The patients were compared in terms of the length of hospital stay after surgery, monitoring for pain in the early postoperative period, initiation of oral feeding, and the amount of social security institution repayment. Conclusion: It is the opinion of the authors that the PIRS method will be more popular in the future as it has a short operation time, a low complication rate, it can be learned quickly, does not require advanced laparoscopic skills or additional instruments, and results in perfect cosmetic outcomes.
Corresponding Author: Yusuf Atakan Baltrak