Silvestro Canonico

University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli" Italy

Professor Silvestro Canonico was born in Civitavecchia (Rome, Italy) on the 21st of November 1950 and graduated in Medicine and Surgery magna cum laude at the University of Naples on the 19th of July 1974. He earned the Specialization in Vascular Surgery (08-Jul-1977) and in General Surgery (17-Jun-1982). In 1983 he earned the title of Consultant Surgeon. In 2003 he served as full professor of General Surgery at the Second University of Naples, Italy. He is also serving as : Chief of the Division of General and Geriatric Surgery, University Hospital of the Second University of Naples, Italy; Member of the Academic Senate of the Second University of Naples

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The surgical treatment of hernia requires an extensive knowledge and technical ability. Astley Cooper stated that no disease of surgical interest requires so broad skills and knowledge as hernia and its variants. The history of groin hernia repair evolved from life-saving procedures (such as for incarcerated hernias) to elective operations performed as day-surgery procedure. The present book is designed to focus on specific topics and problems which a general surgeon dealing with groin hernia is very likely to face during his practice. Its aim is to provide the readers with informative and practical indications to understand, diagnose, and manage patients presenting these situations. It could hopefully stimulate further innovative studies and techniques suitable for treatment of these patients.

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