A unified classification for inguinal hernias

  title={A unified classification for inguinal hernias},
  author={Robert M. Zollinger},
A November 1998 survey of 50 North American and 25 European hernia surgeons revealed that 4 different classification systems for inguinal hernias are in active use today. Almost half of these specialists use the generic traditional system of indirect, direct and femoral. The 4 systems and their origins are reviewed, and a unified classification is proposed. The unified system 1) divides the Indirect and Direct categories into small and large based on size or loss of anatomic function; 2… CONTINUE READING


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