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Femoral Hernia

  • Daniel E. SwartzEmail author
  • Edward L. Felix
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Abstract

The femoral hernia, despite accounting for less than 10% of adult groin hernias, is associated with greater risk of incarceration, strangulation, requiring emergency surgery, bowel resection, morbidity and mortality than inguinal hernias. Because the anatomic location is so closely related to the more common inguinal hernia, the diagnosis is often not made until surgery.

Keywords

Hernia Repair Inguinal Hernia Femoral Hernia Groin Hernia Femoral Approach 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryCentral California Institute of Minimally Invasive SurgeryFresnoUSA

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