Long‐term follow‐up of patients with a painless inguinal hernia from a randomized clinical trial

@article{Chung2011LongtermFO,
  title={Long‐term follow‐up of patients with a painless inguinal hernia from a randomized clinical trial},
  author={L. Chung and J. Norrie and P. O'Dwyer},
  journal={British Journal of Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={98}
}
BACKGROUND Up to one-third of patients with an inguinal hernia have no symptoms from the hernia. [...] Key MethodMETHODS Some 160 men aged 55 years or more with a painless inguinal hernia were randomized to observation or operation between 2001 and 2003. All were invited to attend a research clinic at 6 and 12 months, and 5 years after randomization. Those unable to attend for clinical review were sent a questionnaire based on the clinical review pro forma. Expand
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