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2017 Jun

Innov Surg Sci



Risk factors of chronic pain after inguinal hernia repair: a systematic review.



Chronic postoperative inguinal pain (CPIP) is the most common complication after inguinal hernia operation. Eighteen percent (range, 0.7%-75%) of patients suffered from CPIP after open inguinal hernia repair and 6% (range, 1%-16%) reported CPIP after laparoendoscopic groin hernia repair. The incidence of clinically significant CPIP with impact on daily activities ranged between 10% and 12%. Debilitating CPIP with severe impact on normal daily activities or work was reported in 0.5%-6% of the cases.