Lord's Operation for Hydrocele Compared With Conventional Techniques

Douglas S. Dahl, MD; Manmohan Singh, MS; Vincent J. O'Conor Jr, MD; J. Kenneth Sokol, MD; George J. Bulkley, MD
Arch Surg. 1972;104(1):40-41. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1972.04180010034009.
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This report analyzes the postoperative morbidity of 48 patients who were treated for simple scrotal hydroceles. Patients with coexisting significant diseases and those who had multiple operations were excluded. Twenty-two unilateral hydroceles and three bilateral hydroceles were repaired by Lord's technique. A conventional operation was done on 23 patients. The average stay after Lord's operation was three days in the private hospitals compared with 5.9 days average hospitalization after a conventional repair. Six of the 23 conventional operations were followed by scrotal complications. There were no scrotal complications among the 25 patients who were operated upon by Lord's technique.


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