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2020 Jun




Female sex as independent risk factor for chronic pain following elective incisional hernia repair: registry-based, propensity score-matched comparison.


Köckerling F, Hoffmann H, Adolf D, Adolf D, Reinpold W, Koch A, Kirchhoff P
Hernia. 2020 Jun; 24(3):567-576.
PMID: 31776879.


To date, little attention has been paid by surgical scientific studies to sex as a potential influence factor on the outcome. Therefore, there is a sex bias in the surgical literature. With an incidence of more than 20% after 3 years, incisional hernias are a common complication following abdominal surgical procedures. The proportion of women affected is around 50%. There are very few references in the literature to the influence of sex on the outcome of elective incisional hernia repair.