Preservation versus elective neurectomy of the ilioinguinal nerve for open mesh inguinal hernia surgery

To statistically combine the data comparing preservation of ileo inguinal nerve with selective neurectomy, to obtain a meaningful conclusion in terms of Chronic Groin Pain following mesh repair of primary inguinal hernias. We have also planned to look at the sensory effect of selective neurectomy compared to preservation (Picchio 2004) .

This is a protocol.