Minimally invasive inguinal hernia repair is not superior to open: Author’s reply
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Conflict of interest
Dr. Oleynikov is the stockholder of Virtual Incision Corporation. Dr. Pokala, Dr. Armijo, Ms. Flores, and Dr. Hennings have nothing to disclose.
This research was not classified as human subjects research, ethical approval was not required.
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