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JAMA Network Clinical Guideline Synopsis
August 12, 2020

Clinical Guidelines Synopsis of Groin Hernia Management

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Lichtenstein Amid Hernia Clinic at University of California, Los Angeles, Santa Monica
  • 2Americas Hernia Society, Los Angeles, California
  • 3Center for Abdominal Core Health, Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus
JAMA Surg. Published online August 12, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.2608

Operations for groin (ie, inguinofemoral) hernia remain common. With approximately 800 000 repairs performed annually in the US and 20 million worldwide, improving the diagnosis, management, operative technique, and delivery of care has benefits. Two years have passed since the publication of “International Guidelines for Groin Hernia Management”3 in Hernia. These guidelines were developed by the HerniaSurge Group, which consisted of an expert panel of international surgeons and 1 anesthesiologist. As the current leaders of the Americas Hernia Society, one of the main cosponsoring societies, we aim to highlight the key points of these guidelines.3

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