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Treating inguinal hernias

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7436.404 (Published 12 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:404

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  1. Andrew Kingsnorth (andrew.kingsnorth@phnt.swest.nhs.uk), professor of surgery
  1. Derriford Hospital, Plymouth PL6 8DH

    EDITOR—⊘berg and Rosenberg are keen protagonists of the laparoscopic operation for treating inguinal hernias and propose the establishment of dedicated laparoscopic hernia centres. To train surgeons in one operation in specialised units is clearly impracticable and is not cost effective.

    It will take a long time to train a cohort of surgeons proficient in laparoscopic herniorrhaphy on the basis of the data of Bittner et al, who …

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