Post-Surgical Hidden Cost: Neuralgia

  • Paolo NotaroEmail author
  • Paolo Bocchi
  • Nicola Ladiana
  • Claudia Abbati


Is Neuralgia a frequent problem? How much does this complication affect the current surgical practice and how much does it cost?

To treat this problem, the authors examined epidemiology, neuralgia and aetiopathogenesis of the acute and chronic pain and identified some pre-intra- and post-operative condition that helps to minimise the problem.

This summary on post-operative chronic pain in anterior inguinal hernia repair aims to suggest to the surgeons and all the stakeholders that this pathology can give rise to chronic pain.

The only way to minimise this occurrence is to have a correct indication for surgery to select patients for a preoperative pain assessment, to scrupulously respect the hernia anatomy during surgery and to identify nerves to use the correct mesh according to guide lines.


Chronic pain CPSP Neuropathy Multimodal approach Clinical assessment Health costs 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Notaro
    • 1
    Email author
  • Paolo Bocchi
    • 2
  • Nicola Ladiana
    • 1
  • Claudia Abbati
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Pain Management UnitNiguarda HospitalMilanItaly
  2. 2.Valparma hospitalLanghiranoItaly
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryNiguarda HospitalMilanItaly
  4. 4.University of MilanMilanItaly

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