Femoral herniorrhaphy and its affect on fibrinogen levels

  • SO Elusoji
  • C Osime
  • P Irhibogbe
  • E Egwaikhide
  • O Oludiran
  • C Elusoji
  • O Esezobor
  • S Digban
  • OF Igbinidu
  • SM Momoh
Keywords: Femoral hernia, herniorrhaphy, our hospital, Nigeria, fibrinogen, thromboembolic complications.

Abstract

The study consists of 10 patients with features suggestive of femoral hernia who had herniorrhaphy in our Hospital. The information collected include the age, sex, and occupation. Many years ago, femoral
hernia was not common in Nigerian. This must have been due to the fact that the cases were under reported and most patients, who had femoral hernia, took native drugs and hoped for the best until it be
comes complicated. The fibrinogen concentration of the control was 2.21 (0.12) g/l. The fibrinogen concentration before operation was 2.12 (0.9) g/l compare with the control level of 2.21 (0.12) g/l. Fibrinogen increased significantly during operation (p < 0.001) and decreased (p < 0.001) after operation. Therefore the increase in fibrinogen level after femoral herniorrhaphy may predispose to the development of post-operative thrombo embolic complications. The measures for the prevention of thrombo embolic complications such as early mobilization should therefore be encouraged in such patients.
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