, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 113–116 | Cite as

The European hernia society groin hernia classication: simple and easy to remember

  • M. Miserez
  • J. H. Alexandre
  • G. Campanelli
  • F. Corcione
  • D. Cuccurullo
  • M. Hidalgo Pascual
  • A. Hoeferlin
  • A. N. Kingsnorth
  • V. Mandala
  • J. P. Palot
  • V. Schumpelick
  • R. K. J. Simmermacher
  • R. Stoppa
  • J. B. Flament


After reviewing the available classifications for groin hernias, the European Hernia Society (EHS) proposes an easy and simple classification based on the Aachen classification. The EHS will promote the general and systematic use of this classification for intraoperative description of the type of hernia and to increase the comparison of results in the literature.


Hernia Inguinal Femoral Groin Classification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Miserez
    • 1
  • J. H. Alexandre
    • 2
  • G. Campanelli
    • 3
  • F. Corcione
    • 4
  • D. Cuccurullo
    • 4
  • M. Hidalgo Pascual
    • 5
  • A. Hoeferlin
    • 6
  • A. N. Kingsnorth
    • 7
  • V. Mandala
    • 8
  • J. P. Palot
    • 9
  • V. Schumpelick
    • 10
  • R. K. J. Simmermacher
    • 11
  • R. Stoppa
    • 12
  • J. B. Flament
    • 13
  1. 1.Department of Abdominal SurgeryUniversity Hospital GasthuisbergLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.ParisFrance
  3. 3.Department of Surgical Sciences, Policlinico Hospital IRCCSUniversity of MilanoMilanoItaly
  4. 4.Department of General and Laparoscopic SurgeryMonaldi HospitalNaplesItaly
  5. 5.Department of Surgery12 de Octubre University HospitalMadridSpain
  6. 6.Katholisches Klinikum Mainz SHKMainzGermany
  7. 7.Peninsula Medical School, Level 7Derriford HospitalPlymouthUK
  8. 8.Department of General and Emergency SurgeryVilla Sofia, CTO HospitalPalermoItaly
  9. 9.Service de Chirurgie Generale et DigestiveHopital Robert-Debre-CHUReimsFrance
  10. 10.Department of Surgery, Medical FacultyUniversity Hospital, Rheinish-Westphalian Technical University (RWTH)AachenGermany
  11. 11.Department of SurgeryUniversity HospitalUtrechtThe Netherlands
  12. 12.AmiensFrance
  13. 13.Department of Surgery and AnatomyReims University, Service de Chirurgie Generale, Hopital Robert-Debre-CHUReimsFrance

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