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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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