Reoperation rates for laparoscopic vs open repair of femoral hernias in Denmark: a nationwide analysis.

@article{Andresen2014ReoperationRF,
  title={Reoperation rates for laparoscopic vs open repair of femoral hernias in Denmark: a nationwide analysis.},
  author={Kristoffer Andresen and Thue Bisgaard and Henrik Kehlet and P{\aa}l Wara and Jacob Rosenberg},
  journal={JAMA surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={149 8},
  pages={853-7}
}
IMPORTANCE In Denmark approximately 10 000 groin hernias are repaired annually, of which 2% to 4% are femoral hernias. Several methods for repair of femoral hernias are used including sutured repair and different types of mesh repair with either open or laparoscopic techniques. The use of many different approaches reflects a rather low level of evidence for the best method of repair. Randomized clinical trials are lacking. Large, prospective cohort studies are an alternative way of acquiring… CONTINUE READING
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