SASES has incorporated the HIG (Hernia Interest Group) into their society. HIG is a very active group who to date have established guidelines for both the Inguinal and Ventral hernia repairs.

  • Inguinal Hernia Guidelines 2015 (SAJS Vol 53, No 2, July 2015)
  • Guidelines for the Management of Ventral Hernias (SAJS Vol 54 No 3 September 2016)

As an ASSA member you can elect – at no charge –to join HIG as well. Please click here to view more information

You can find out more about this group at our website

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  1. A significant cause of spontaneous pneumothorax is not listed in this article. People with Marfan syndrome, vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (VEDS), Loeys-Dietz syndrome, and other similar genetic connective tissue disorders are at an increased risk of having a collapsed lung. In addition, not all of the people with these conditions are tall and thin. I have VEDS.

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