What are the physical findings that distinguish different types of abdominal hernias?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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If the visceral contents of a hernial sac cannot easily be reduced into the peritoneal cavity, the hernia is incarcerated. If the contents cannot be reduced at all, the hernia is irreducible. A solid mass with an almondlike feeling within the labia majora of a girl is usually an ovary, which is the most frequently incarcerated intra-abdominal organ in female infants.


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