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Current status of local anesthesia for inguinal hernia repair in developing countries and in the United States

  • M. Argo
  • C. Timmerman
  • A. Ochoa-Hernandez
  • C. Ortiz
  • V. Lopez-Huertas
  • S. HuertaEmail author
Letter to the Editor
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Forum on primary monolateral uncomplicated inguinal hernia


McVay repair Bassini Inguinal hernia outcomes Lichtenstein 


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Conflict of interest

The authors listed above declare they have no conflicts of interests.

Ethical approval

IRB was obtained from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center for the retrospective review at HNSB. A letter of approval from the chief of staff and the chief of general surgery at HNSB were obtained as well.

Human and animal rights

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal participants performed by any of the authors.

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For this Letter To The Editor, which included a review of the current available literature, formal consent is not required.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA
  2. 2.Hospital Nacional de San BenitoEl PetenGuatemala
  3. 3.VA North Texas Health Care SystemDallasUSA

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