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  • Risk of strangulation for inguinal hernia

    Posted by Phentis on April 17, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Is there any way to determine risk of an inguinal hernia strangulation via ultrasound, X-rays or any other method? I would really like to avoid having a surgery if the risks are not that high for me.

    drtowfigh replied 6 years, 10 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • drtowfigh

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    April 20, 2017 at 4:39 am

    Not really for inguinal hernias. The overall risk is very very low: a fraction of 1% per year for incarceration.

    For bentral hernias, if the contents are 2x or more wider than the fascia hole, then the risk is higher

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