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Safety of hernia repairs in the setting of surgical volunteerism missions

  • M. Gachabayov
  • R. LatifiEmail author
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  1. Forum on primary monolateral uncomplicated inguinal hernia


Author contributions

All authors have contributed to the following: intellectual conception and design of the work; acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; and drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and final approval of the version to be published.



Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

All authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

Ethical approval was agreed by the ethical committee of the institution.

Human and animal rights

The study including human participants has been performed in accordance with the ethical standards of the Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from all patients prior to all surgical procedures.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryWestchester Medical Center Health and New York Medical College, School of MedicineValhallaUSA

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