Elective Herniorrhaphy in an Aging Population

  • Stanley D. Berliner
  • Nathaniel Spier


The Random House Dictionary (1966) defines elderly as somewhat old; between middle and old age. Old age is defined as the last period of human life, generally considered to be the years after 65. With the explosion of the chronologically gifted population, however, 65 is no longer considered very old. Webster’s Universal Dictionary (1993) differentiates between elderly as quite old and aged as very old. The clinical material in this chapter concerns elective herniorrhaphy in the senior population, and in reviewing our personal data we have chosen to include patients over the age of 80 years.


Hernia Repair Inguinal Hernia Internal Ring Groin Hernia Pubic Tubercle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanley D. Berliner
    • 1
  • Nathaniel Spier
    • 2
  1. 1.HolualoaUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryNorth Shore University HospitalManhassetUSA

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