Forskning ved Københavns Universitet - Københavns Universitet

Forside

Re-recurrence after operation for recurrent inguinal hernia. A nationwide 8-year follow-up study on the role of type of repair

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningfagfællebedømt

OBJECTIVES: We analyze, on a nationwide basis, the risk of re-reoperation with reference to previous inguinal hernia repair technique. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Operation for a recurrent inguinal hernia is common and the risk of re-recurrence is high. There are no large-scale data evaluating the surgical strategy and results after recurrent inguinal hernia repairs. METHODS: Prospective recording of all primary and subsequent recurrent inguinal hernia repairs from January 1, 1998 to December 31, 2005, in the national Danish Hernia Database, using the reoperation rate as a proxy for recurrence. The re-reoperation rate was analyzed with reference to the technique of primary and recurrent inguinal hernia repair. RESULTS: After 67,306 primary hernia repairs there were 2117 reoperations (3.1%) and 187 re-reoperations (8.8%). The cumulated re-reoperation rate after primary Lichtenstein repair (n = 1124) was significantly reduced after laparoscopic operation for recurrence (1.3% (95% CI: 0.4-3.0)) compared with open repairs for recurrence (Lichtenstein 11.3% (8.2-15.2), nonmesh 19.2% (14.0-25.4), mesh (non-Lichtenstein) 7.2% (4.0 - 11.8)). After primary nonmesh (n = 616), non-Lichtenstein mesh (n = 277), and laparoscopic repair (n = 100) there was no significant difference in re-reoperation rates between a laparoscopic repair and all open techniques of repair for recurrence. CONCLUSION: Laparoscopic repair is recommended for reoperation of a recurrence after primary open Lichtenstein repair
Udgivelsesdato: 2008/4
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftAnnals of Surgery
Vol/bind247
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)707-711
Antal sider4
ISSN0003-4932
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2008

ID: 10905696