Outcome of day-case inguinal hernia in elderly patients: how safe is it?

@article{Sinha2007OutcomeOD,
  title={Outcome of day-case inguinal hernia in elderly patients: how safe is it?},
  author={Surajit Sinha and Guddanti Srinivas and Jennifer Montgomery and David Defriend},
  journal={Hernia},
  year={2007},
  volume={11},
  pages={253-256}
}
Inguinal hernia repair is well established as a day-case procedure but little is reported about the outcome for elderly patients. A retrospective study was undertaken to compare a study group of patients aged 70 and above with a controlled group of patients aged less than 65 who had day-case inguinal hernia repair (Lichtenstein repair) between January 1996 and December 2004. A total of 588 patients (282 in the elderly group and 306 in the control group) were studied. Although there were a… CONTINUE READING

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