Is preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis indicated in adults with 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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Routine preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis is not currently recommended for low-risk adults undergoing a standard tension-free mesh-based repair; multiple studies have shown this practice to be of no benefit in decreasing postoperative wound infection.


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