Hernia inguinal

  • Inguinal hernia is a protrusion of abdominal cavity contents through the inguinal canal, a conduit running through the muscle wall of the abdomen to lead testicular vessels and nerves (in the case of men) and the round ligament (in the case of women).
  • Inguinal hernias are very common, appearing throughout life in the 27% of men and the 3% of women.
  • Inguinal hernias appear as a bulge in the groin that may increase in size when standing, coughing or tighten the abdominal wall. Initially no symptoms, but if they increase in size can lead to pain and local discomfort, and is at risk for complicated. Read more…