How are strangulated and incarcerated abdominal hernias differentiated?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Answer

Strangulated hernias are differentiated from incarcerated hernias by the following:

  • Pain out of proportion to examination findings
  • Fever or toxic appearance
  • Pain that persists after reduction of hernia

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