What is the recurrence rate for abdominal hernias?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Most recurrences develop within 5 years after the operation. They are often associated with incarcerated hernias, concurrent orchiopexy, sliding hernias (in girls), or emergency operations. The recurrence rate is higher in children younger than 1 year and in the elderly. It is also higher in patients with ongoing increased intra-abdominal pressure, growth failure and malnutrition, prematurity, seizure disorder, or chronic respiratory problems.


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