Ventral and Incarcerated Hernias

by Kevin Pei, MD

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    The lecture Ventral and Incarcerated Hernias by Kevin Pei, MD is from the course General Surgery.

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    1. All ventral hernias are umbilical hernias.
    2. A ventral hernia is a hernia on the anterior surface of the abdomen.
    3. An umbilical hernia is a hernia located by the belly button.
    4. All umbilical hernias are ventral hernias.
    5. Symptoms can include bulges through the abdominal wall, obstipation, nausea, and vomiting.
    1. Anorexia.
    2. History of a prior abdominal wall incision.
    3. Heavy lifting.
    4. Chronic cough.
    5. Chronic constipation.
    1. Surgical intervention for an irreducible strangulated hernia is more emergent than for an irreducible incarcerated hernia.
    2. Physical exam is not sufficient for identifying strangulation of bowel.
    3. A CT scan is required for diagnosis of ventral hernias regardless of the patient’s body habitus.
    4. All reducible ventral hernias must be surgically repaired.
    5. Surgical treatment of an incarcerated hernia is elective.
    1. Immediate surgical repair.
    2. Confirm the diagnosis by CT scan.
    3. Manual reduction in the emergency room.
    4. Angiography followed by balloon dilatation.
    5. Elective surgical repair.

    Author of lecture Ventral and Incarcerated Hernias

     Kevin Pei, MD

    Kevin Pei, MD

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    By Abby R. on 14. April 2017 for Ventral and Incarcerated Hernias

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