Predictive risk factors for persistent postherniotomy pain.

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BACKGROUND Persistent postherniotomy pain (PPP) affects everyday activities in 5-10% of patients. Identification of predisposing factors may help to identify the risk groups and guide anesthetic or surgical procedures in reducing risk for PPP. METHODS A prospective study was conducted in 464 patients undergoing open or laparoscopic transabdominal… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e3181d31ff8

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