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Recurrent Inguinal Hernia

  • Q. Lina Hu
  • David C. ChenEmail author
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Abstract

Hernia recurrence is an important complication of inguinal hernia repair. A complete evaluation should include information on prior repair technique and risk factors for recurrence. When the diagnosis is uncertain, imaging including ultrasound and cross-sectional modalities can be especially helpful. It is important to differentiate recurrence from other potential causes of postoperative groin symptoms. Operative approach depends on initial repair approach and technique as well as surgeon experience and expertise. In general, it is advisable to approach the hernia through a non-scarred surgical field whenever possible.

Keywords

Recurrent inguinal hernia Evaluation Surgical repair Operative approach 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryDavid Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryLichtenstein Amid Hernia Clinic at University of California at Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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