Indirect inguinal hernia

Discussion:

Pathology: 75-80% of hernias occur in inguinal region. Indirect five times commoner than direct. Contents may include small bowel loops, mobile colon segments (sigmoid, cecum, appendix), mesenteric fat. Complications: incarceration; strangulation; intestinal obstruction.

Image courtesy of: Dr Marina-Portia Anthony, Dr Dharmesh Modi

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