The European hernia society groin hernia classification: simple and easy to remember

Hernia. 2007 Apr;11(2):113-6. doi: 10.1007/s10029-007-0198-3. Epub 2007 Mar 13.


After reviewing the available classifications for groin hernias, the European Hernia Society (EHS) proposes an easy and simple classification based on the Aachen classification. The EHS will promote the general and systematic use of this classification for intraoperative description of the type of hernia and to increase the comparison of results in the literature.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Europe
  • Hernia, Inguinal / classification*
  • Hernia, Inguinal / pathology
  • Hernia, Inguinal / surgery
  • Humans
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Societies, Medical