Incarcerated Inguinal Hernias
Treatment of the incarcerated inguinal hernia is tailored based on multiple factors related to the patient and the patient’s presentation. In this chapter, we review different realms of incarcerated inguinal hernias which may present to the emergency room. These may include the acutely incarcerated hernia vs the chronically incarcerated hernia. They include the asymptomatic vs the symptomatic incarcerated hernia. Focus is on the safe treatment of the emergency patient. Surgical techniques are reviewed. Discussion and tips are also provided on how to handle the strangulated inguinal hernia and the special case of the femoral hernia.
KeywordsIncarcerated Strangulated Inguinal hernia Femoral hernia Intestinal obstruction
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