Surgical Options for Inguinal Hernia: Comparative Effectiveness Review (AHRQ)

August 20, 2012 | Evidence Reports


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The objective of this study was to comprehensively review the evidence to inform key decisions in the management of inguinal hernia in adults and pediatric patients. These questions include whether to repair a pain-free hernia or "wait and see," and whether to repair a painful hernia using an open or laparoscopic approach. They also include which procedure to use if an open approach is used; which procedure to use if a laparoscopic approach is used; which type of mesh to use; which mesh fixation method (if any) to use; how experience...

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