Incidence and risk factors for urinary retention following laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair.

@article{Sivasankaran2014IncidenceAR,
  title={Incidence and risk factors for urinary retention following laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair.},
  author={Muthu V. Sivasankaran and Travis Pham and Celia M. Divino},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={207 2},
  pages={288-92}
}
BACKGROUND The incidence of postoperative urinary retention (PUR) has been reported to range from 1% to 22% in patients who have undergone laparoscopic inguinal hernia procedures. The objectives of this study were to determine the incidence of PUR and examine different risk factors that may be associated with the development of PUR in patients who have undergone laparoscopic inguinal hernia procedures. METHODS A retrospective chart review was performed on 350 patients. Demographics… CONTINUE READING
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