Outcomes After Emergency Versus Elective Ventral Hernia Repair: A Prospective Nationwide Study

Frederik Helgstrand, Jacob Rosenberg, Henrik Kehlet, Thue Bisgaard

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Early surgical results after emergency repairs for the most frequent ventral hernias (epigastric, umbilical, and incisional) are not well described. Thus, the aim of present study was to investigate early results and risk factors for poor 30-day outcome after emergency versus elective repair for ventral hernias. METHODS: All patients undergoing epigastric, umbilical, or incisional hernia repair registered in the Danish Hernia Database during the period 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2010 were included in the prospective study. Follow-up was obtained through administrative data from the Danish National Patient Register. RESULTS: In total, 10,041 elective and 935 emergency repairs were included. The risk for 30-day mortality, reoperation, and readmission was significantly higher (by a factor 2-15) after emergency repairs than after elective repairs (p ≤ 0.003). In addition, there were significantly more patients with concomitant bowel resection after emergency repairs than after elective repairs (p 2-7 cm, and repair for a primary hernia (vs recurrent hernia) (all p 
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftWorld Journal of Surgery
Vol/bind37
Udgave nummer10
Sider (fra-til)2273-2279
Antal sider7
ISSN0364-2313
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 12 jun. 2013

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