Chapter

Hernias

F. Di Franco, G. R. McLatchie and David J. Leaper

in Operative Surgery

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780198510567
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191728327 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198510567.003.0011

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Hernias

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Inguinal hernia 368

Repair of femoral hernia 372

Adult umbilical hernia (Mayo's ‘vest over pants’ repair) 374

Epigastric hernia 376

Incisional hernia 378

Elective: all symptomatic hernias need operation, particularly if indirect.

Emergency: irreducible or strangulated hernias.

Elective: can be performed as a day case in patients fulfilling the criteria. Antibiotic prophylaxis if planning to perform a mesh repair....

Chapter.  1517 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Surgery

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