Hernia surgery is one of the earliest forms of surgery altogether. Clinical diagnosis, anatomy and surgical procedures follow each other closely and hernia recurrences present a challenge to all surgeons. Recent developments in the field of herniology encompass biological intervention, technical refinement and prosthetic material advances. For enhanced understanding the following paragraphs will be used to elaborate on the different types of hernia, their diagnosis, the appropriate treatments and hernia recurrence.

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Halm, J.A. (2007, January 31). Experimental and Clinical Approaches to Hernia Treatment and Prevention. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/16471