What is the role of nonionic contrast in the imaging 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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Careful instillation of water-soluble nonionic contrast through the abdominal wall helps to define most hidden hernias, such as interparietal, pelvic, obturator, sciatic, and other poorly palpable hernias (eg, small recurrent hernias). [28] However, unintentional luminal contrast injection may lead to infection.


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