Which diagnostic techniques are recommended in the workup 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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Laboratory studies are not specific for hernia but may be useful for general medical evaluation. Imaging studies are not required in the normal workup of a hernia [7, 8] ; however, radiography, computed tomography (CT), or ultrasonography may be considered in certain circumstances. Sigmoidoscopy is no longer recommended as a screening test.


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