When are antibiotics indicated in the treatment of abdominal hernias?

Updated: Jul 01, 2021
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Answer

For strangulated hernias, broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy should be initiated. Antibiotics are administered routinely if bowel ischemia is suspected.


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