Results and Complications of Inguinal Hernia Repair

  • David K. Nguyen
  • David C. ChenEmail author


Advances in anatomic understanding, operative technique, and prosthetic materials have made inguinal hernia repair a routine operation with excellent overall outcomes. However, serious and life-altering complications, such as chronic postoperative inguinal pain, can happen to patients. The potential for recurrence, infection, chronic postoperative inguinal pain, mesh-related complications, fertility issues, and serious vascular injuries should be recognized and disclosed. All general surgeons must have a solid grasp of the risks, benefits, and alternative operations and management associated with repairing a hernia.


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  1. 1.Lichtenstein Amid Hernia Clinic, University of California at Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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