Operative complications of hernia repair in childhood

  title={Operative complications of hernia repair in childhood},
  author={Tugrul Huseyin Tiryaki and Didem Baskin and Melih Bulut},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
In a training center, 1,131 inguinal hernias were repaired in 1,000 consecutive patients in 6 years. The documents of these patients were reviewed retrospectively for surgical complications. A total of 38 complications were encountered in 35 patients, including wound infection (1.9%), recurrence (0.9%), tethered testis (0.3%), bladder injury (0.3%), vas deferens injury (0.2%), iatrogenic orchiectomy (0.1%), and postoperative death. Most of them occurred in the early years of the clinic, and… CONTINUE READING


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