, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 198–199 | Cite as

Aponeurosis instead of prosthetic mesh for inguinal hernia repair: neither physiological nor new

Letter to the Editor


Hernia Repair External oblique aponeurosis Open repair Layered repair Prosthetic mesh 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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