Inguinal hernia repairs are mainly performed in male patients older than 50 years. Although watchful waiting can be considered in mildly symptomatic and asymptomatic patients, according to the inguinal hernia guideline of the European Hernia Society, inguinal hernia patients without contraindications are usually treated operatively. [...]

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Journal American College of Surgeons. Journal
Lange, J.F. (2011). Operation compared with watchful waiting in elderly male inguinal hernia patients. American College of Surgeons. Journal (Vol. 212). doi:10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2010.09.030