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2020 Jun 18

Surg Endosc

Are immunosuppressive conditions and preoperative corticosteroid treatment risk factors in inguinal hernia repair?


Varga M, Köckerling F, Mayer F, Lechner M, Fortelny R, Bittner R, Borhanian K, Adolf D, Bittner R, Emmanuel K
Surg Endosc. 2020 Jun 18.
PMID: 32556698.


Immunosuppressive conditions and/or preoperative corticosteroid treatment have a negative influence on wound healing and can, therefore, lead to higher rates of surgical site infections (SSIs) and seromas. For inguinal hernia, no such studies have been carried out to date.