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J Chir (Paris). 2007 Sep-Oct;144 Spec No 4:5S59-61.

[Inguinal hernia. What are the criteria for assessing the result of hernia repair?].

[Article in French]

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Service de chirurgie générale et digestive, GH Bichat-Cl. Bernard, 46 rue Huchard - Paris.


The assessment criteria reflect the questions patients ask at the preoperative visit: Is it painful? How long will the operation last? How long will I be hospitalized? How long until I can resume daily activities? What is the risk of recurrence? Is there a risk of long-term disability? Inguinal hernia repair is of one of the most widely assessed surgical procedures, even for more recent procedures: three Cochrane databases, eight meta-analyses and nearly 100 prospective randomized trials cover this topic. Many facts are now established: There are significantly more recurrences after suture than after mesh techniques; for mesh, there is no difference between laparoscopic and conventional approaches.

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