<bold>The aim of the study</bold> was to analyze inguinal hernia procedures performed by means of Lichtenstein's method.
<bold>Material and methods.</bold> During the period between December, 2004 and December, 2006, 216 patients were subject to surgery due to inguinal hernias. One hundred and three patients were qualified for analysis. Surgical operations were performed in most cases in local anesthesia, in addition to conduction, short intravenous or general anesthesia. Statistical analysis was used for assessing the average incidence split according to their gender and body weights. The length of treatment of patients depending on their gender was estimated and statistical analysis of hernia location was performed.
<bold>Results.</bold> No patient was found to develop early complications, the average operation time was 65 minutes, the average length of treatment for men was 5 days, for women 3 days.
<bold>Conclusions.</bold> Removal of inguinal hernia by the Lichtenstein method was found a good method in treating this disease. This method is convenient for the patient, safe, there are almost no complications and the length of patient's stay in the surgical ward is shortened down.
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