Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

The Death of Lichtenstein Hernioplasty under Local Anesthesia in China

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

The Death of Lichtenstein Hernioplasty under Local Anesthesia in China

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Dear Editor-in-Chief

Lichtenstein hernioplasty is tension-free repair for inguinal hernias anatomically with the rate of recurrent and complications related to operation less than 1%. It has been widely accepted among several developed countries such as USA, Britain, France, etc (1). The style of anesthesia of this hernioplasty has not been unified. Local anesthesia is a preferred approach in many specialist hospitals while others tend to spinal-epidural anesthesia (2). The number of patients with hernioplasty each year far exceeds 100000 In China. The top four lists concentrates most typical trait of Lichtenstein hernioplasty under local anesthesia.

1. "Less surgery time'

Without time spending on spinal-epidural anesthesia and coordination with various departments, the surgery time was increased efficiency lead to decrease time of at least one hour. This way improves utilization of anesthesiologists and help to relieve stress of lack of operating room in hospitals in china.

2. "Better feeling"

Hospitalization time, lying time and complication of uroschesis are decreased, and satisfaction was improved markedly.

3. "As a kind of out-patient surgery"

It can do-go with, no hospital and give limited beds to someone who needs it more. The reasonable distribution of medical resources is an important part of hospitals competitiveness in medical system reforms to some degree, which is up to JCI (Joint Commission international) standards.

4. "Have definite therapeutic effect"

There is no distinction at the surgical procedure between under local anesthesia and under spinal-epidural anesthesia. Local anesthesia is used to make a small area of the body lose feeling but not muscle relaxation. However, it still had a higher success rate if operation indications were controlled strictly.

The grassroots level hospital is the first part in treating hernia, and primary care doctors are a main force. This "gold standard" surgery, performed under spinal-epidural anesthesia, though many patients express themselves that the overhead was too high and many others refused to be admitted to hospital on grounds of ward beds tension in several hospitals. In view of these advantages, the primary hospital would have flock to this way where health systems are not well equipped and medical resources are sparse in china, but they have not.

This is due to the formation of multi-faceted. …

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