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Hernias

A hernia is a rupture of the abdominal which may be followed by the protrusion of intestine.
Best-known hernias are the inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia, laparocele and cicatricial hernias.
A hernia should always be operated, as it is always possible that some intestinal part gets wedged in.

Pathology:

  • Painful swelling in the inguinal region, in particular under weight bearing, or in the abdominal wall.

Diagnosis:

  • In the majority of cases clinically.

Therapy:

  • Conventional or laparoscopic operation: Intervention is performed by a small cut from the outside (conventional method) or by minimalinvasive care by small cuts of 5mm-10mm length (laparoscopic method).
  • In most cases by insertion of a net (tension-free).