Letters Inguinal hernias

A case of waste not, want not?

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39486.456875.3A (Published 14 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:346
  1. John G Gooderham, member, West Sussex Patient and Public Involvement Forum (PPIF)
  1. 1Billingshurst, West Sussex RH14 9TJ
  1. sue{at}goodiehouse.wanadoo.co.uk

    In answer to Head (previous letter), is inguinal hernia repair perhaps like tonsillectomy used to be?1 That is, the surgeon can do the operation, so the surgeon does the operation? Might this be a case of “waste not, want not”?


    • Competing interests: None declared.


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