Recurrence or complication: The lesser of two evils? A review of patient-reported outcomes from the VA hernia trial

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Inguinal hernia is one of the most common disease states affecting men worldwide. The direct and indirect costs of this condition, with or without repair, are great. Recent studies have questioned the need for repair in asymptomatic patients; however, in both of these studies, pain and discomfort were the main reasons for a crossover to repair from the watchful waiting group [1, 2].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHernia Repair Sequelae
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783642045523
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


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  • Medicine(all)

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