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2021 May 13


Mesh repair for lateral inguinal hernias: a non-evidence-based practice.


Tripoloni DE, Canaro García MI, Cassani F, Zanni M, Sosa Mercado A
Hernia. 2021 May 13.
PMID: 33983568.


The EHS clinical guidelines recommend the use of mesh to repair symptomatic primary inguinal hernias (PIH) in adult males but, in spite of this, it begs the question as to why there is still place for tissue techniques. Lack of stratification of patients according to risk of recurrence in RCTs might be a cause of results disparity, since medial and mixed are hernias with higher risk of recurrence (HRRH), whereas lateral hernias present a lower risk (LRRH).