What are the risks of infection following open inguinal hernia repair?

Updated: Jan 17, 2018
  • Author: Vinay Kumar Kapoor, MBBS, MS, FRCS, FAMS; Chief Editor: Kurt E Roberts, MD  more...
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Deep and persistent infection may necessitate removal of the mesh. Wound infection can also weaken the repair and may be responsible for recurrence of the hernia.


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