Reoperation as surrogate endpoint in hernia surgery. A three year follow-up of 1565 herniorrhaphies.

@article{Kald1998ReoperationAS,
  title={Reoperation as surrogate endpoint in hernia surgery. A three year follow-up of 1565 herniorrhaphies.},
  author={Anders Kald and Erik Nilsson and Bo Anderberg and M Bragmark and P. E. Engstr{\"o}m and Ulf Gunnarsson and Staffan Haapaniemi and J G Lindhagen and Peter Nilsson and Gabriel Sandblom and Arild Stubber{\"o}d},
  journal={The European journal of surgery = Acta chirurgica},
  year={1998},
  volume={164 1},
  pages={45-50}
}
OBJECTIVE Analysis of reoperation and recurrence rates three years after repair of groin hernias. DESIGN Prospective audit by questionnaire and selective follow-up. SETTING Eight Swedish hospitals. SUBJECTS All groin hernia operations done during 1992 on patients between the ages of 15 and 80 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Postoperative complications, reoperation for recurrence, and recurrence. RESULTS During 1992, 1565 hernia operations were done. The postoperative complication rate… CONTINUE READING

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