Risks for Pain-Neuropathic Pain: How Should We Handle the Nerves?
In hernia surgery, interest has been focused more and more on pain, a problem that remained underestimated because only relatively few patients seemed to be affected. Chronic pain evolves in a high percentage after surgery with the need to mobilize or even compress nerves ; however, after groin hernia repair, symptoms vary to a high degree . Pain character is mostly neuropathic, but due to overlapping distribution areas it is not clearly related to certain nerves . The neuropathic pain character is accompanied by an inflammatory pain for some time after operation, which is understandable, especially when a mesh was used and foreign material remains in the body.
KeywordsHernia Repair Chronic Groin Pain Lichtenstein Repair Ilioinguinal Nerve Genitofemoral Nerve
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