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Our journal is the official publication of Inonu University Medical Faculty and published uninterruptedly for 25 years. It was first published as the name of Inonu University Medical Journal and later as Journal of Turgut Ozal Medical Center. During its publication period, the journal accepted Turkish or English articles for publication.

Abstracting in an international index is just a paramount objective in the 25th year of the journal. Because of this goal, it was necessary to make a decision both in terms of journal name and publication language. It was important in this respect that the name of a general medical journal should be related to medicine again and it should be in English. For these reasons, the name of the journal was switched to Annals of Medical Research and its publication language is changed to in English. The logo of the journal was chosen as an apricot, which is the symbol of our city Malatya, the world capital of apricot. I hope the journal succeeds with its new name. Annals of Medical Research is published monthly.



Does mesh utilization in femoral hernia repair affect recurrence? (p.2166-9)

Does mesh utilization in femoral hernia repair affect recurrence? (p.2166-9)

Nihan Acar, Turan Acar, Feyyaz Gungor, Ahmet Er, Kemal Atahan, Mehmet Haciyanli
Department of General Surgery, Izmir Katip Celebi University Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey

Copyright © 2020 by authors and Annals of Medical Research Publishing Inc.


Aim: The mechanism of how femoral hernias (FH) develop is not clear. As a result of increased intra-abdominal pressure, preperitoneal fat tissue passes through the femoral ring and also drags the pelvic peritoneum.
Femoral hernias are more common in women and also approximately 60% occur on the right, 30% on the left side and 10% are bilateral. The chief complaints of the patients are swelling and pain in the groin. Most cases require emergency operation due to incanceration or strangulation. Hernia repair can be performed with or without mesh, and with open or laparoscopic techniques.
In this retrospective study, we aimed to compare the recurrence rates in patients who underwent FH repair with and without mesh.
Material and Methods: This is a retrospective study of 48 patients who underwent surgery due to FH in our clinic between January 2012 and October 2017. The patients were divided into two groups according to mesh utilization: Hernia repair with mesh (Group 1) and hernia repair without mesh (Group 2).
Results: A total of 48 patients with FH were operated (35 females, 13 males). The mean age of the patients was 64.6 ± 18.3 years and, 31 patients (64.5%) had right-sided and 17 patients (35.5%) had left-sided hernia.
When the groups were compared, there was a statistically significant difference in terms of comorbidity, length of hospital stay and morbidity. There was no significant difference in recurrence (recurrence rates: 6.3%, 6.3%, respectively).
Conclusion: Currently, mesh and non-mesh repairs are commonly used for the treatment of FH. This study showed that absence of mesh in FH repair did not affect recurrence.

Keywords: Femoral hernia; mesh; recurrence 


doi: 10.5455/annalsmedres.2020.02.103


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Annals of Medical Research is the scientific official journal of the Inonu University Faculty of Medicine. It is published monthly. The essential aim of the Annals of Medical Research is to publish scientifically high quality clinical and experimental research articles on fields of medicine which can contribute to the literature data. In addition, review articles, case reports, editorials, letters to the editors and manuscripts on publication ethics and medical history, which can contribute to the education and practices of physicians and health sector professionals within the scope of the journal’s target audience and which can increase the level of scientific communication between the authors and readers, are included in the scope of the journal.


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