Inguinal Hernias: Should We Repair?

Kiran Turaga, Robert Joseph Fitzgibbons, Varun Puri

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Abstract

This review examines available data concerning the natural history of treated and untreated inguinal hernias. The incidence of complications with either treatment strategy is discussed using historical information from a time before herniorrhaphy became routine and contemporary data from two recently completed randomized controlled trials comparing routine repair using a tension-free technique with watchful waiting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-138
Number of pages12
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume88
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2008

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Inguinal Hernia
Herniorrhaphy
Natural History
Randomized Controlled Trials
Incidence

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Inguinal Hernias : Should We Repair? / Turaga, Kiran; Fitzgibbons, Robert Joseph; Puri, Varun.

In: Surgical Clinics of North America, Vol. 88, No. 1, 02.2008, p. 127-138.

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Turaga, Kiran ; Fitzgibbons, Robert Joseph ; Puri, Varun. / Inguinal Hernias : Should We Repair?. In: Surgical Clinics of North America. 2008 ; Vol. 88, No. 1. pp. 127-138.
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