Inguinal Hernias: Should We Repair?

  • Turaga K
  • Fitzgibbons R
  • Puri V
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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. © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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