Inguinal/Femoral Hernia

March 1, 2020 at 7:20 pm

Hernias occur due to the protrusion of an organ or tissue through a defect or weak spot in the connective tissue of the body wall. The most common location of herniation is within the abdominal wall, particularly in the groin (inguinal region). In the groin, the majority of hernias occur through the inguinal canal, which can be classified as direct or indirect based on the location of the defect.

Femoral hernias are less common but also occur in the groin and can appear similar to inguinal hernias. Numerous classification systems exist for groin hernias; however, the majority of surgeons simply classify the hernia based on type, location and size.

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