inguinal hernia


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inguinal hernia

[′iŋ·gwən·əl ′her·nē·ə]
(medicine)
Protrusion of the abdominal viscera through the inguinal canal.
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Second, patient outcomes following inguinal hernia repair are similar whether the surgery is performed on an inpatient or outpatient basis.
INDIANAPOLIS--The luster has suddenly worn off the time-honored strategy of nonoperative watchful waiting in men with minimally symptomatic inguinal hernias.
3) Discolouration of skin over hernia site, poor feeding, vomiting, looking listless, crying a lot may be all signs of an obstructed inguinal hernia
Moreover, the adequacy of PVB as a sole anaesthetic technique for inguinal hernia repair surgery has been reported (8,22).
Clearly, in order to best achieve its purpose, an inguinal hernia support needs to fit well, be comfortable, keep the hernia in at all times, and be free of springs or pads that bulge inwards.
An intermittent or persistent swelling in the inguinal region is a sign of an inguinal hernia.
Which of these exciting new techniques will prove most efficacious and cost-effective for open inguinal hernia repair?
An inguinal hernia occurs when tissue or part of the intestine protrudes through a weak portion of the abdominal wall, causing a tender bulge in the groin or scrotum.
Two years ago I had an inguinal hernia, in that same area, which required surgery.
There have been no recurrences, and one patient developed persistent neuropathic pain after inguinal hernia repair.
Paula radcliffe believes she made the right decision not to contest tomorrow's Flora London Marathon despite now being fully recovered from an inguinal hernia operation.
Surgisis IHM, a cost-effective inguinal hernia matrix device specifically configured for use in reinforcing soft tissue during both open and laparoscopic repair of an inguinal hernia, is now available from Cook Incorporated.