Repair Versus Watchful Waiting for Patients with Minimally Symptomatic Inguinal Hernia: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines


( Last Updated : April 7, 2015)
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RB0837-000

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  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of repairing inguinal hernias compared with watchful waiting in patients with minimal symptoms?

  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines for repairing inguinal hernias compared with watchful waiting in patients with minimal symptoms?


Key Message

Two systematic reviews and three non-randomized studies were identified regarding the repair of inguinal hernias compared with watchful waiting in patients with minimal symptoms.