Inguinal hernia recurrence: Classification and approach

Giampiero Campanelli, D. Pettinari, F. M. Nicolosi, M. Cavalli, E. Contessini Avesani

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We reviewed case reports, updated to January 2005, of 2,468 operations for groin hernia in 2,350 patients, including 277 recurrent hernias. The data obtained, following a simple anatomo-clinical classification into three types that could be used to orient surgical strategy, were: type R1 - first recurrence of "high" oblique external reducible hernia with small (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-161
Number of pages3
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006


  • Classification
  • Groin hernia
  • Recurrence
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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