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.
Reference: Miserez, M., Alexandre, J.H., Campanelli, G. et al. The European hernia society groin hernia classication: simple and easy to remember. Hernia 11, 113–116 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10029-007-0198-3