Hernia treatment has been a challenge to surgeons for more than 2000 years. Modern hernia surgery started in Italy, more than 100 years ago, with Eduardo Bassini's presentation of a new method of repair. Bassini did not just invent a new method of inguinal hernia repair ; one of his major contributions was that he performed adequate audit and follow-up of patients . Notable improvements in herniology after that were the development of the Shouldice technique and the introduction of prosthetic mesh.
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