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Epidemiology of Inguinal Hernia: A Useful Aid for Adequate Surgical Decisions

  • Alejandro Weber
  • Denzil Garteiz
  • Salvador Valencia

Abstract

Hernias of the abdominal wall constitute an important public health problem and often pose a surgical dilemma even for the most skilled surgeon.1 In most countries, hernioplasty and cholecystectomy are the most common forms of elective surgery. In the United States alone, between 500,000 and 750,000 patients are operated on for inguinal hernia each year.2 Yet, in spite of its great incidence, precise epidemiological data about inguinal hernia are difficult to obtain.

Keywords

Hernia Repair Inguinal Hernia Inguinal Hernia Repair Femoral Hernia Groin Hernia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alejandro Weber
    • 1
  • Denzil Garteiz
    • 2
  • Salvador Valencia
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryHospital Angeles de las LomasHuixquilucanMexico
  2. 2.Department of General SurgeryHospital Angeles de las LomasHuixquilucanMexico
  3. 3.Department of General SurgeryHospital Angeles de las LomasHuixquilucanMexico

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