Hernia

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 1–2 | Cite as

Can we be sure that the meshes do improve the recurrence rates?

Invited Commentary

Keywords

Inguinal Hernia Aortic Aneurysm Incisional Hernia Standard Patient Recurrent Hernia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Surgical Department of the RWTH AachenAachenGermany

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