Hernia surgery for the third millennium. Does classical herniorraphy still play a role?

Abstract

The steadily increasing use of prosthetic grafts in hernia repairs can be said to play down the classical approach for repairing groin hernia. We retrospectively report on 894 patients operated on for groin hernia at our out-patient surgery clinic from June 1992 to May 1998. Herniorraphy was widely performed (96.3%). The recurrence rate was of 1.6% (overall… (More)

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