Recommended For Incarcerated or Strangulated Inguinal Hernia Repair
Candidates for incarcerated hernia surgery are patients whose inguinal hernias can not be massaged back into the abdomen by the doctors. An incarcerated hernia operation should be performed immediately to prevent incarcerated hernia from becoming a strangulated hernia. If not, strangulated hernia would be threatening the patient’s life.
Incarcerated or Strangulated Inguinal Hernia is a very serious condition. Patients who are suffering from the symptoms of an incarcerated or a strangulated hernia should seek medical help as soon as possible. An incarcerated hernia is the case when one's intestines apply pressure to groin muscles, and the herniated tissue gets stuck. In this situation, it becomes difficult to move it back into the abdomen. There are several complications incarcerated hernia can cause with the most life-threatening one being the strangulated inguinal hernia. A strangulated inguinal hernia occurs when a part of the bowel that creates the bulge is deprived of blood supply. Doctors perform incarcerated hernia surgery in order to prevent it from becoming a strangulated hernia.
How It Is Performed
Depending on the situation, open hernia surgery or laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair can be performed for the incarcerated or strangulated inguinal hernia patients. For the inguinal hernia repair process, surgeons aim to push the intestines back into the abdomen and sew the muscles so as to avoid a future relapse of an inguinal hernia.
This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in August, 2019.