Groin hernia

An inguinal hernia is a protrusion of abdominal-cavity contents through the inguinal canal. Symptoms are present in about of affected people. An inguinal hernia occurs in the groin area when fatty or intestinal tissues push through the inguinal canal.

BufretLignendeOversett denne sidenLearn about an inguinal hernia and how it develops. An inguinal (pronounced ingwinal) hernia is the most common type of hernia. Inguinal hernia — Comprehensive overview covers causes, symptoms and treatment of this abdominal condition. Describes the types of inguinal hernia, as well as causes, symptoms, surgical treatment, and potential complications.

This comprises a protrusion of abdominal contents through the fascia of the abdominal wall, through the internal inguinal ring. Approximately 600inguinal or groin hernia repair operations are performed annually in the United States.

Some are performed by the conventional “open” . Inguinal hernias are located in the lower abdomen just above the leg crease, near or adjacent to the pubic area. They can sometimes occur on both sides of the .