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This is the Scientific Surgery Archive, which contains all randomized clinical trials in surgery that have been identified by searching the top 50 English language medical journal issues since January 1998. Compiled by Jonothan J. Earnshaw, former Editor-in-Chief, BJS

Chronic pain after mesh versus nonmesh repair of inguinal hernias: A systematic review and a network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Surgery 2018; 163: 1151–1159.

Published: 15th October 2018

Authors: Öberg S, Andreson K, Klausen TW, Rosenberg J


Some 23 RCTs including 544 procedures were studied. After median follow-up of 1.4 years, rates of moderate and severe pain were similar after non-mesh (median 3.5 per cent) and mesh hernia repairs (2.9 per cent).

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