Mosquito net mesh for repair of inguinal hernias in practice

Wednesday 10th August 2011

United Kingdom

Comment by Dr Diana L Farmer concerning Operation Hernia publication on the cost-effectivenes of mosquito net mesh for repair of inguinal hernias in low-income countries published in Archives of Surgery:

“In this article, the authors not only assess the costs and outcomes of hernia repair in terms of DALYs averted but also describe a fabulously clever, inexpensive, amd context-appropriate way to treat this specific surgical disease: using locally available mosquito netting and local/regional anesthesia”.