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Revista chilena de cirugía

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ADELSDORFER O, CEDRIC et al. Complications of inguinal hernia repair. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2007, vol.59, n.6, pp.436-442. ISSN 0718-4026.

Background: Hernia repair in adults is the most commonly performed surgical procedure by general surgeons. Aim: To evaluate the incidence of postoperative complications in elective inguinal hernioplasty with abbreviated hospital stay. Material and Methods: Prospective series of 214 patients aged 16 to 84 years (194 males), operated for inguinal hernia between April 2003 and November 2005. Patients classified as American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) III or IV were excluded from the study. Results: All patients were followed during the first 30 days after surgery by telephone and control at the outpatient clinic. Fifteen percent had complications. The most common was seroma in 4% and the most serious was a testicular atrophy and chronic invalidating pain in one patient, that required an orchidectomy. One patient had a surgical wound infection. Patients of less than 65 years had an odds ratio of 2.13 for complications, when compared with their older counterparts. The level of client satisfaction was good. After 24 months of follow up 90% of patients were under control and without relapse. Conclusions: Inguinal hernia repair with abbreviated hospital stay has a low incidence of complications

Palabras clave : Hernia repair; complications; abbreviated hospital stay.

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