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Question 9#

Laparoscopic repair of incisional hernias is associated with which of the following? 

A. Reduced hospital cost
B. Reduced recurrence rate
C. Reduced wound infection rate
D. Reduced seroma formation

Correct Answer is C


A recent Cochrane database review concluded that shortterm recurrence rates did not differ significantly and laparoscopic repairs were associated with higher in-hospital costs despite generally shorter lengths of stay. The major benefit for laparoscopic repairs compared with open repairs was a consistently lower risk of wound infections.