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Hernias 

Hernias
Chapter:
Hernias
Author(s):

F. Di Franco

, G. R. McLatchie

, and David J. Leaper

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198510567.003.0011
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date: 21 August 2018

Inguinal hernia 368

Repair of femoral hernia 372

Adult umbilical hernia (Mayo's ‘vest over pants’ repair) 374

Epigastric hernia 376

Incisional hernia 378

Elective: all symptomatic hernias need operation, particularly if indirect.

Emergency: irreducible or strangulated hernias.

Elective: can be performed as a day case in patients fulfilling the criteria. Antibiotic prophylaxis if planning to perform a mesh repair....

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