Intestinal strangulation and sub-acute bowel obstruction in direct inguinal hernia

General Surgery
Case Report
10.1102/1470-5206.2009.0006
9
20-23
Intestinal strangulation and sub-acute bowel obstruction in direct inguinal hernia

Strangulation, secondary to reduced blood flow, is a well-known complication of herniae. Signs of bowel activity do not rule out the possibility of vascular compromise. Raised inflammatory markers and a positive computed tomography scan can lead to a preoperative diagnosis, but the mortality rate remains high.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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