Aim: This study aimed to find out whether there was a correlation between D-Dimer (DD) and inguinal hernia.
Material and Methods: Demographic data, direction of hernia, type of hernia, presence of local coexisting pathology, family history of hernia, presence of chronic disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hard labour / sports history, body mass index (BMI) of the patients operated for inguinal hernia are recorded: some labarotory parameters (DD) in blood, CRP, ESR, WBC, neutrophil ratio ( NR ), erythrocyte distribution range ( RDW ), AST, ALT, ALP, GGT ) and their correlation with the patient features were analyzed. The results were analysed using the SPSS statistical program. The correlation between the groups was evaluated by Chi-square test. p0.05 was considered significant.
Results: Total 109 patients operated for inguinal hernia. 34 of 109 patients had DD high (31%). A statistical significance was found between DD and those with chronic diseases, WBC, RDW, NR, type of hernia, family hernia history, heavy labour/ sports history and COPD (p0.05).
Conclusion: DD may constitute an important auxiliary marker in suspected femoral hernia and strangulated hernia. DD in primary hernia was significantly higher than the recurrent hernias and DD rate in those with no family history of hernia was higher in patieents without family history.
Keywords: Inguinal hernia; D-Dimer; associated factors.