Incidence of inguinal hernias following radical retropubic prostatectomy

@article{Regan1996IncidenceOI,
  title={Incidence of inguinal hernias following radical retropubic prostatectomy},
  author={Tricia Regan and Robert M. Mordkin and Nicholas L. Constantinople and I. Spence and Stephen W. Dejter},
  journal={Urology},
  year={1996},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={
          536-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVES During the last decade, the number of patients undergoing radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) has substantially increased. Over this same time period, we have noted that a significant number of these patients have developed postoperative inguinal hernias. We sought to identify the incidence of postoperative inguinal hernias after RRP and compared this with the stated 5% incidence in the general adult male population. METHODS Ninety-two consecutive RRPs performed by three… CONTINUE READING
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