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IS POSTOPERATIVE WOUND INFECTION FOLLOWING SIMPLE INGUINAL HERNIORRHAPHY A PREDISPOSING CAUSE OF RECURRENT HERNIA?
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PMID:  14217253     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The significance of postoperative wound infection in simple inguinal herniorrhaphy was studied in a series of almost 26,000 simple inguinal herniorrhaphies. There was a recurrence rate of about 1% in uninfected cases and 4% in infected cases. The wound infection rate was 1.8%. Of about 2500 patients with recurrent inguinal hernia admitted to the Shouldice Hospital, Toronto, following an initial operation of elsewhere, about 4% gave a history of postoperative wound infection. Postoperative wound infection after simple inguinal herniorrhaphy increased the risk of a subsequent recurrent hernia about four times. However, in more than 95% of cases other etiological factors were responsible for the recurrence. No relation between infection and type of recurrent inguinal hernia subsequently developing was demonstrable.
Authors:
F GLASSOW
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian Medical Association journal     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0008-4409     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Med Assoc J     Publication Date:  1964 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1965-02-01     Completed Date:  1996-12-01     Revised Date:  2010-09-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414110     Medline TA:  Can Med Assoc J     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  870-1     Citation Subset:  OM    
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Descriptor/Qualifier:
Hernia, Inguinal*
Surgical Wound Infection*
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