What information should be provided to adult patients prior to surgical treatment abdominal inguinal 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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After a diagnosis is established, the signs, symptoms, and risks of incarceration, as well as the timing, conduct, and risk of the repair procedure, should be explained to the patient or caregiver. Most repairs proceed within several weeks, with the precise timing dependent on multiple factors (eg, employment and insurance).


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