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Characteristics of patients with recurrent hernia in a single institution


Background: Hernia repair is one of the most common surgical procedures performed to treat with many treatments worldwide. However, there were recorded cases where the hernia recurred even though the patient had undergone hernia repair surgery. Various factors contribute to hernia recurrence, such as gender, age, body mass index, physical activity, comorbidities, location, and the period of hernia recurrence. This study presented characteristics of recurrent hernia patients in a single institution, especially at Dr. Wahidin Sudirohusodo Hospital, Makassar, Indonesia.

Methods: This research is a cross-sectional study that analyzes secondary data extracted from medical records at Dr. Wahidin Sudirohusodo Hospital, Makassar. All patients enrolled in this study have met the inclusion and exclusion criteria.

Results: A total of 177 patients’ data were collected, statistically processed in the form of tables and pie charts, and analyzed. It was identified that the characteristics of patients who experienced hernia recurrence in locations dominated by male sex (87%), with the adult age category dominating this case (46%). Patients with overweight and normal BMIs had the highest percentage of 27%, respectively. Unemployed patients (33%), self-employed (27%), and retired (13.3%) dominated patients with hernia recurrence. Most of the patients had comorbidities (10 people/ each of 6.7%). Patients with lateral hernia dominate the cases of hernia recurrence (80%). The largest hernia recurrence range time was <2 years (54%).

Conclusion: Patients with male, adult, overweight and normal BMI, unemployment, and with comorbidity dominated cases recurrent hernia. Patients with lateral hernia locations dominate cases of hernia recurrence.


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How to Cite

Warsinggih, Zhafiyra, A. A., Mulawardi, Sulmiati, & Shanaya, S. (2023). Characteristics of patients with recurrent hernia in a single institution. Intisari Sains Medis, 14(3), 1088–1091.