What are the technical factors that increase the likelihood of recurrence of abdominal inguinal 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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Answer

Technical factors that increase the likelihood of recurrence include the following:

  • Unrecognized tear in the sac
  • Failure to repair a large internal inguinal ring
  • Damage to the floor of the inguinal canal
  • Infection or other postoperative complications

In some cases, a direct hernia may result from vigorous dissection; in others, it may be a simultaneous hernia that was initially unrecognized.


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