Inguinal hernia repair in the elderly.


Inguinal hernia repairs were performed on 452 patients during a 14-month period. Of these patients, 116 (26%) were aged greater than 65 years. Emergency hernia repair for incarceration or strangulation was more common in the elderly (16.4%) than in those aged less than 65 years (4.4%) (P less than 0.001). Postoperative complications were significantly more… (More)


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