Abdominal Hernias, Volvulus, and Intussusception

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Abdominal hernias are a common clinical problem. Most of them are diagnosed clinically while some are not. If clinical examination is equivocal and in the types that are not clinically made out, imaging is requested. Volvulus of bowel and intussusception are acute emergency which if not diagnosed may lead to a lot of morbidity. Sonography is very useful in the diagnosis of these conditions. This chapter arises to describe the sonographic features of these conditions


Inguinal Hernia Ventral Hernia Internal Hernia Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Femoral Hernia 


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