ModeratorJanuary 10, 2015 at 4:19 am
Pain after mesh repair
Thanks for the update.
Re MRI for occult hernias:
– I don’t believe the situation is as sour for non-inguinal hernias. The reason is because the groin area is poorly evaluable with CT but the abdominal wall is pretty well seen. That said, all hernias are underreported in imaging. It’s not high on radiologists’ radar.
– Hernias from laparoscopic operations are very rare. I’ve also published on this. See the Bariatric Times article “to close or not to close port site hernias.”
– Upright MRIs are excellent alternatives to MRI with Valsalva. But open MRIs are not sensitive enough to show occult hernias.
– You can take your CD to any radiology group and ask for a second opinion or re-evaluation. You may have to pay cash for it.