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.
Dahl DS, Singh M, O'Conor VJ, Sokol JK, Bulkley GJ. Lord's Operation for Hydrocele Compared With Conventional Techniques. Arch Surg. 1972;104(1):40–41. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1972.04180010034009