Management of recurrent inguinal hernias: A prospective study of 163 cases

@article{Barrat2003ManagementOR,
  title={Management of recurrent inguinal hernias: A prospective study of 163 cases},
  author={Christophe Barrat and Valeriu Şurlin and Adrian Bordea and G{\'e}rard G Champault},
  journal={Hernia},
  year={2003},
  volume={7},
  pages={125-129}
}
There remains debate as to how recurrent inguinal hernias should be managed. This study aimed to establish a management plan for recurrent hernias. From 1991–2000, 163 patients were operated on for recurrent inguinal hernias. The average interval from the initial surgery to recurrence was 46 months (range 10 days–13 years). The initial surgery prior to recurrence was Shouldice and other techniques without mesh in 142 cases, a Stoppa or a Lichtenstein procedure in ten and three cases… CONTINUE READING

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