What are contraindications for hernia reduction?

Updated: Sep 14, 2018
  • Author: Ajita R Shah, MD; Chief Editor: Kurt E Roberts, MD  more...
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Manual reduction is contraindicated in strangulated hernias. In such cases, nasogastric suction, fluid replacement, and antibiotic therapy can be started.

If the diagnosis of strangulated hernia is missed and manual reduction is performed, necrotic bowel may be introduced into the abdomen. This could result in clinical deterioration and could necessitate urgent reduction in the operating room. [10]


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