Clinical Outcomes of Open Ventral Hernia Repair in a Public Sector Hospital

  • Syed Kashif Ali Shah King Edward Medical University
  • Gulshan Ali Memon
  • Khawar Saeed Jamali
  • Rafiq Ahmed Sahito
  • Habib ur Rehman
  • Shahnawaz Leghari
  • Shahida Baloch


AbstractObjective:  This prospective study was designed to see the outcomes in two different types of surgical repairs (suture or mesh) of primary ventral hernia.Methods:  A total of 70 adult patients under went for elective primary ventral hernia suture or mesh repair at surgical unit-I of Peoples Medical College Hospital Nawabshah and Surgical Unit-I from March-2010 to Feb-2016 were included in this study on the basis of inclusion – exclusion criteria. Patient’s demographic characteristics, operative details, post-operative out-comes (complications and recurrence) were studied.Results:  A total number of 70 consecutive patients having primary ventral hernia under went for an elective open repair either with suture (32/45.7%) or synthetic mesh (38/54.3%) were evaluated in this study. Among these patients 52 (74.2%) and 18 (25.8%) were female and male respectively, with mean age of 51.5 ± 12. A total of 3(7.89%) patients had recurrence with Mesh Repair and 06(18.75%) with suture repair at 3 years follow-up, p-value = 0.176.Conclusion:  The mesh repair in ventral hernia has low wound complications and less recurrence of the hernia when compared with suture technique.


How to Cite
ALI SHAH, Syed Kashif et al. Clinical Outcomes of Open Ventral Hernia Repair in a Public Sector Hospital. Annals of King Edward Medical University, [S.l.], v. 23, n. 2, june 2017. ISSN 2079-0694. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 26 apr. 2018. doi:


Umblical Hernia, Paraumblical Hernia, Epigastric Hernia, Herniorrhaphy, Hernioplasty.