Herniorrhaphy in the elderly. Benefits of a clinic for the treatment of external abdominal wall hernias.

@article{Deysine1987HerniorrhaphyIT,
  title={Herniorrhaphy in the elderly. Benefits of a clinic for the treatment of external abdominal wall hernias.},
  author={Maximo Deysine and Roger C. Grimson and Harry S. Soroff},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={1987},
  volume={153 4},
  pages={387-91}
}
Elective abdominal herniorrhaphy carries morbidity and mortality rates of 26 percent and 1.5 percent, respectively, in patients over 65 years of age. These figures climb to 55 percent and 15 percent during emergent surgery. Our purpose was to investigate if standardization of treatment could improve such results. Our program stressed centralization of care… CONTINUE READING