Surgeons' attitudes vary on hernia repair in young women
Surgeons' opinions on abdominal hernia repair in women of childbearing age are quite variable, a small survey shows.
Some 21 surgeons from the state of Michigan, US, were presented with a clinical vignette featuring a 25-year-old woman seeking elective repair of a symptomatic 2cm umbilical hernia. They were then then asked how they would approach the case.
The surgeons fell into three groups: those who did not consider childbearing to be a factor; those who suggested delaying until