As promised, this is the follow up article to our post on watchful waiting vs repair of inguinal hernias. Again, this is an absolute must know paper for all general surgeons – the European hernia society guidelines for the treatment of inguinal hernias – with a succinct summary of the treatment options and operative technique. With regards to active treatment mesh is preferred through either a Lichtenstein or endoscopic repair, which ever technique the surgeon is most comfortable performing.
Check out the full article at: Simons MP, Aufenacker T, Bay-Nielsen M et al. European Hernia Society guidelines on the treatment of inguinal hernia in adult patients. Hernia 2009 Aug; 13(4):343-403. Doi: 10.1007/s10029-009-0529-7