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High Incidence of Inguinal Hernia After Prostate Cancer Surgery

Key clinical point: There is a high incidence of inguinal hernia in patients with prostate cancer undergoing radical prostatectomy, the incidence being highest after open prostatectomy.

Major finding: The pooled incidence of inguinal hernia in patients undergoing open retropubic, laparoscopic, and robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy was 13.7%, 7.5%, and 7.9%, respectively.

Study details: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 54 studies including 101,687 patients with prostate cancer who underwent a radical prostatectomy and 142,191 control patients who received no treatment.

Disclosures: The authors declared no conflicts of interest.


Alder R et al. J Urol. 2020 Feb. doi: 10.1097/JU.0000000000000313.