Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

A five-year U.S. Army experience with 36,250 abdominal hernia repairs.
Am Surg. 1990 Oct; 56(10):596-600.AS

Abstract

Thirty-six thousand two hundred fifty abdominal hernia repairs were performed in U.S. Army medical treatment facilities during a five-year period. This study presents data about the type of hernia, incidence of complications by obstruction or strangulation, age, sex, and mortality. Hernias occurring with intestinal obstruction or gangrene (strangulation) are referred to as complicated hernias. Inguinal hernias in children less than two years of age, femoral hernias, and unusual (such as internal or obturator) hernias were found to have an increased incidence of complications. Surgical repair of ventral, umbilical, and femoral hernias was done with a low surgical risk and the presence of complications did not significantly increase this risk. An increased risk of mortality is associated with the repair of complicated unusual hernias and complicated inguinal hernias in patients more than 60 years of age.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Surgery, Letterman Army Medical Center, Presidio of San Francisco, California.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2221607

Citation

Heydorn, W H., and V Velanovich. "A Five-year U.S. Army Experience With 36,250 Abdominal Hernia Repairs." The American Surgeon, vol. 56, no. 10, 1990, pp. 596-600.
Heydorn WH, Velanovich V. A five-year U.S. Army experience with 36,250 abdominal hernia repairs. Am Surg. 1990;56(10):596-600.
Heydorn, W. H., & Velanovich, V. (1990). A five-year U.S. Army experience with 36,250 abdominal hernia repairs. The American Surgeon, 56(10), 596-600.
Heydorn WH, Velanovich V. A Five-year U.S. Army Experience With 36,250 Abdominal Hernia Repairs. Am Surg. 1990;56(10):596-600. PubMed PMID: 2221607.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - A five-year U.S. Army experience with 36,250 abdominal hernia repairs. AU - Heydorn,W H, AU - Velanovich,V, PY - 1990/10/1/pubmed PY - 1990/10/1/medline PY - 1990/10/1/entrez SP - 596 EP - 600 JF - The American surgeon JO - Am Surg VL - 56 IS - 10 N2 - Thirty-six thousand two hundred fifty abdominal hernia repairs were performed in U.S. Army medical treatment facilities during a five-year period. This study presents data about the type of hernia, incidence of complications by obstruction or strangulation, age, sex, and mortality. Hernias occurring with intestinal obstruction or gangrene (strangulation) are referred to as complicated hernias. Inguinal hernias in children less than two years of age, femoral hernias, and unusual (such as internal or obturator) hernias were found to have an increased incidence of complications. Surgical repair of ventral, umbilical, and femoral hernias was done with a low surgical risk and the presence of complications did not significantly increase this risk. An increased risk of mortality is associated with the repair of complicated unusual hernias and complicated inguinal hernias in patients more than 60 years of age. SN - 0003-1348 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/2221607/A_five_year_U_S__Army_experience_with_36250_abdominal_hernia_repairs_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -