A familial tendency for developing inguinal hernias: study of a single family

Akbulut S. , Cakabay B., Sezgin A.

HERNIA, cilt.14, ss.431-434, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 14
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10029-009-0554-6
  • Dergi Adı: HERNIA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.431-434


Inguinal hernias are the most common abdominal wall rupture, and the predisposing factors to hernia formation include a familial tendency, connective tissue and lung diseases, smoking and prostatism. The aim of this study is to discuss the familial tendency for hernia in 5 members of a family of 11 people. To our knowledge, no other large family with inguinal hernias has been reported in the English literature.