Femoral Hernias in Females: Facts, Figures, and Fallacies

  • Robert Bendavid


“Conventional wisdom” is a slightly ironic term that implies that what may once have been wise has become corrupted by repetition, like a message in a party game. One example is the confidently repeated statement that “females have more femoral hernias than males.”


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Bendavid
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  1. 1.Toronto OntarioCanada

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