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Treadwell J, Tipton K, Oyesanmi O, et al. Surgical Options for Inguinal Hernia: Comparative Effectiveness Review [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2012 Aug. (Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, No. 70.)

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