What is the role of CT scanning in the diagnosis 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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CT of the abdomen and pelvis with oral and intravenous (IV) contrast can help detect many elusive hernias by demonstrating extracoelomic location of the bowel, bladder, or female internal reproductive organs. [29] CT may be indicated in the diagnosis of a spigelian or obturator hernia and in cases where the patient’s body habitus makes it difficult for the physician to perform a good physical examination.


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