Open anterior groin hernia repair
Inguinal hernia repair is one of the more common surgical procedures done by a general surgeon. This review article discusses the different open anterior approach for groin hernia repair. From its history and evolution, the management of groin hernias has evolved from the tissue repairs of Bassini and Shouldice to the prosthetic repairs of which the Lichtenstein technique is the most popular. This review also includes recommendations from the guidelines of the European Hernia Society and the Asia Pacific Hernia Society.