What are the characteristics of an incarcerated ovary in an abdominal inguinal hernia?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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An incarcerated object within an inguinal hernia in a girl, especially in an infant, is usually an ovary. An incarcerated ovary is not usually reducible, but strangulation is infrequent, making surgical reduction of the irreducible ovary less urgent than reduction of an incarcerated intestine would be. A child with an incarcerated hernia containing the intestine that successfully is reduced should be admitted for 1 day to allow resolution of edema before repair.


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