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2020 Feb 21


What is the outcome of re-recurrent vs recurrent inguinal hernia repairs? An analysis of 16,206 patients from the Herniamed Registry.


Köckerling F, Krüger C, Gagarkin I, Kuthe A, Adolf D, Stechemesser B, Niebuhr H, Jacob D, Riediger H
Hernia. 2020 Feb 21.
PMID: 32086633.


The proportion of recurrent repairs in the total collective of inguinal hernia repairs among men is 11.3-14.3% and among women 7.0-7.4%. The rate of re-recurrences is reported to be 2.9-9.2%. To date, no case series has been published on second and ≥ third recurrences and their treatment outcomes. Only case reports are available.