The inheritance of groin hernia: a systematic review

@article{Burcharth2013TheIO,
  title={The inheritance of groin hernia: a systematic review},
  author={Jakob Burcharth and Hans Christian Pommergaard and Jacob Rosenberg},
  journal={Hernia},
  year={2013},
  volume={17},
  pages={183-189}
}
BackgroundGroin hernia has been proposed to be hereditary; however, a clear hereditary pattern has not been established yet. The purpose of this review was to analyze studies evaluating family history and inheritance patterns and to investigate the possible heredity of groin hernias.MethodsA literature search in the MEDLINE and Embase databases was performed with the following search terms: genetics, heredity, multifactorial inheritance, inheritance patterns, sibling relations, family relations… 
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