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Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 1983 Jul; 65(4): 224–225.
PMCID: PMC2494346

Day case inguinal hernia repair under local anaesthetic.


Local anaesthetic day case inguinal hernia repair has been performed on 135 patients under the care of one surgeon in a nine month period. Results of a questionnaire answered by 129 patients (95.6%) and 31 of their general practitioners (85%) have been analysed. The complication rate is very low and both patient and GP acceptability is high.

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