This case-control study examines postoperative outcomes following in Veterans Administration ambulatory surgery centers vs hospital outpatient departments in patients who underwent inguinal hernia surgery.
This study reports on the incidence of femoral hernia in patients who preoperatively received a diagnosis of inguinal hernia before undergoing total extraperitoneal laparoscopic hernia repair, with particular attention to cases of reoperation.
A 69-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 5-day history of painful irreducible right inguinal swelling, a normal white blood cell count, and a hypodense mass on computed tomographic imaging. What is your diagnosis?
This retrospective analysis reports that increasing rates of emergent incisional hernia repair are troublesome owing to the significantly increased risk morbidity and mortality associated with emergent hernia repair. While this increased mortality risk is multifactorial, it is likely associated with older age and the accompanying serious comorbidities.
Miller et al compare the effectiveness of ultrasonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of occult inguinal hernia.
Andresen et al investigate the reoperation rate after laparoscopic vs open femoral hernia repair, analyzing data from a Danish nationwide database.