Asymptomatic inguinal hernia: is there an indication for surgery

Kohler, Andreas; Beldi, Guido (2014). Asymptomatic inguinal hernia: is there an indication for surgery. Therapeutische Umschau, 71(12), pp. 775-780. Huber 10.1024/0040-5930/a000625

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Until recently, the repair of asymptomatic groin hernia has been advocated as a prophylaxis for incarceration. However, incarcerations of inguinal hernias are rare events and can be treated adequately if the patient presents himself early after onset of symptoms. Randomized controlled trials showed, that watchful waiting is not associated with increased incarcerations and can be offered as a save alternative. However, within seven years after randomization 50 % to 70 % of the patients in the watchful waiting groups required surgery, mainly because of new onset or increasing symptoms.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine > Visceral Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Kohler, Andreas and Beldi, Guido

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0040-5930

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Lilian Karin Smith-Wirth

Date Deposited:

16 Apr 2015 12:10

Last Modified:

19 Apr 2015 00:14

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/0040-5930/a000625

PubMed ID:

2544709

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.65408

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/65408

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