What is the clinical presentation of abdominal sciatic and perineal 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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A tender mass in the gluteal area that is increasing in size is suggestive of a sciatic hernia. Sciatic neuropathy and symptoms of intestinal or ureteral obstruction can also occur. Perineal hernias generally present as a perineal mass with discomfort on sitting; occasionally, they have obstructive symptoms with incarceration.


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