Inguinal hernia surgery

Specialty of Surgery

An inguinal hernia occurs when a portion of an abdominal organ (typically the intestine) goes through a hole in a weak zone that contains the wall and form a bulge under the skin at the groin area. The inguinal hernia can be direct, manifested in the anterior abdominal wall, with oval appearance reducible, or indirectly, often reach the scrotum. The most obvious symptom is a swelling in the groin, which can cause pain, increasing with the effort, but it can also happen that the patient does not present any bulk and only discomfort in the area walking or make efforts. The danger of inguinal hernia occurs when the intestine is strangled by the hole and blood circulation (strangulated hernia) is cut, which can cause a tear in the body and cause peritonitis (inflammation of the membrane lining the wall abdomen and abdominal organs). The prescribed treatment is an inguinal hernia operation, which involves the reintroduction into the abdomen and externalized part in reinforcing the wall that contains it with their own fabrics, mesh or prosthesis. Surgery may be open in the groin or minimally invasive in the abdomen by laparoscopy.

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