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Title: Imaging groin hernias
Authors: Vassallo, Pierre
Keywords: Groin
Diagnostic imaging
Hernia, Femoral
Hernia, Inguinal
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Medical Portals Ltd.
Citation: Vassallo, P. (2012). Imaging groin hernias. The Synapse, (1), 21, 23
Abstract: Clinical differentiation of direct inguinal hernias, indirect inguinal hernias, femoral and Spigelian hernias can be difficult particularly with small hernias and in obese patients. Diagnostic imaging can detect and characterize hernias more reliably, allow better surgical planning and possibly even prevent unnecessary surgery. Detection of complications occurring in groin hernias is also of importance. Hernial incarceration is particularly evident on ultrasound (US) performed during rest and abdomimal straining (Valsalva maneuver) in both the supine and erect postures. Hernial strangulation is visible both with US and with computed tomography (CT) with fluid appearing around the hernial sac contents.
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