Postoperative hypoesthesia and pain: qualitative assessment after open and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair

@article{Beldi2007PostoperativeHA,
  title={Postoperative hypoesthesia and pain: qualitative assessment after open and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair},
  author={Guido Beldi and Non Haupt and Ramin Ipaktchi and Markus J. Wagner and Daniel Candinas},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2007},
  volume={22},
  pages={129-133}
}
Chronic pain is an important outcome variable after inguinal hernia repair that is generally not assessed by objective methods. The aim of this study was to objectively investigate chronic pain and hypoesthesia after inguinal hernia repair using three types of operation: open suture, open mesh, and laparoscopic. A total of 96 patients were included in the study with a median follow-up of 4.7 years. Open suture repair was performed in 40 patients (group A), open mesh repair in 20 patients (group… CONTINUE READING
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