Systematic detection and repair of subclinical inguinal hernias at radical retropubic prostatectomy.

@article{Nielsen2005SystematicDA,
  title={Systematic detection and repair of subclinical inguinal hernias at radical retropubic prostatectomy.},
  author={Matthew E Nielsen and Patrick Walsh},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2005},
  volume={66 5},
  pages={1034-7}
}
OBJECTIVES Inguinal hernias occur in 15% of men within 1 to 2 years after radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP). This suggests that many of these hernias may have been present at surgery, but not diagnosed. Beginning in September 2001, all patients undergoing RRP were carefully examined intraoperatively for the presence of a hernia or a dilated internal inguinal ring. In this study we define the frequency of inguinal hernias detected at RRP and the durability of repair. METHODS Between… CONTINUE READING

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