Internal hernias: a brief review

  title={Internal hernias: a brief review},
  author={Omer Salar and Ahmed M. El-Sharkawy and Rahul R. Singh and William Speake},
Hernias are very familiar to a core surgical trainee in the setting of clinics and the surgical assessment unit. By definition, a hernia is an abnormal protrusion of a viscus from one compartment to another. In clinic, they are visible lumps, exhibiting a cough reflex often with a well definable history making them readily identifiable. In the acute setting, they are the third commonest cause of small bowel obstruction in the developed world. Ventral and inguinal hernias account for the… CONTINUE READING


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