OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a relation exists between surgical expertise and incidence of chronic postoperative inguinal pain (CPIP) after inguinal hernia repair using the Lichtenstein procedure . BACKGROUND CPIP after inguinal hernia repair remains a major clinical problem despite many efforts to address this problem.… (More)
for technical assistance with the lander systems. We also thank F. Lipschultz and U. Struck for help with isotope ratio measurements of macrofauna and Foraminifera, and K. Smith for review. This work was funded by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung as part of the BIGSET programme.