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Am J Surg. 2006 Mar;191(3):381-5.

Incidence and risk factors for urinary retention after endoscopic hernia repair.

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Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Postoperative urinary retention (PO-UR) frequently complicates the repair of inguinal hernias. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of and risk factors for developing PO-UR in patients undergoing endoscopic inguinal hernia repair.

METHODS:

The incidence of PO-UR was determined by a retrospective review of a prospective patient database for all patients undergoing inguinal hernia repair by 1 surgeon from 2001 to 2003 at a tertiary referral center. A case-control study was used to identify risk factors for the development of PO-UR.

RESULTS:

Thirty-four (22.2%) out of 153 patients undergoing endoscopic inguinal hernia repair developed PO-UR. The use of narcotic analgesia and the volume of intravenous postoperative fluid administered were significant risk factors (P < .05) for the development of PO-UR.

CONCLUSIONS:

Postoperative urinary retention is common after totally extraperitoneal and transabdominal preperitoneal inguinal hernia repairs and is associated directly with increased narcotic and postoperative intravenous fluid administration.

PMID:
16490551
DOI:
10.1016/j.amjsurg.2005.10.042
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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