The international surgical journal with global reach

This is the Scientific Surgery Archive, which contains all randomized clinical trials in surgery that have been identified by searching the top 50 English language medical journal issues since January 1998. Compiled by Jonothan J. Earnshaw, former Editor-in-Chief, BJS

Local vs. other forms of anesthesia for open inguinal hernia repair: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Am J Surg 2019; 218: 1008-1015

Published: 29th April 2020

Authors: Argo M, Favela J, Huerta S


The local anaesthetic procedure was associated with a similar rate of wound complications, but reduced risk of urinary retention (P=0.0002), shorter hospital stay, and reduced costs.

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