Inguinal Hernias: Should We Repair?

Kiran Turaga, Robert J. Fitzgibbons, Varun Puri

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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
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2008


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