Inguinal hernia in Saudi Arabia: A 10 year experience

  title={Inguinal hernia in Saudi Arabia: A 10 year experience},
  author={Saleh Al-Khuwalter},
Summary There are differing opinions regarding the cause of inguinal hernias in adults. It seems that a patent vaginal process may determine the type of herniation that occurs in an adult but may not actually cause the hernia. Also, altered collagen metabolism seems to play a significant role in many cases of hernias in adults. Thus, most of these hernias are actually caused by a mixture of congenital and acquired factors [ 1,2 ]. Consequently, it follows that there are a variety of opinions… CONTINUE READING