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Groin Hernia
Ryan K. L. Lee, MBChB, FRCR, FHKAM (Radiology); James F. Griffith, MD, MRCP, FRCR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Diagnostic Checklist

        TERMINOLOGY

        • Synonyms

          • Inguinal hernia, indirect inguinal hernia, direct inguinal hernia, femoral hernia
        • Definitions

          • Abnormal protrusion of organ or part of organ out of cavity in which it is normally contained

        IMAGING

        • General Features

          • Radiographic Findings

            • Ultrasonographic Findings

              • Imaging Recommendations

                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                  PATHOLOGY

                  • General Features

                    • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                      • Presentation

                        • Demographics

                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                            • Treatment

                              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                              • Consider

                                Selected References

                                1. Lee RK et al: High accuracy of ultrasound in diagnosing the presence and type of groin hernia. J Clin Ultrasound. 43(9):538-47, 2015
                                2. Lee RK et al: Ultrasound of the abdominal wall and groin. Can Assoc Radiol J. 64(4):295-305, 2013
                                3. Robinson A et al: Meta-analysis of sonography in the diagnosis of inguinal hernias. J Ultrasound Med. 32(2):339-46, 2013
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                                KEY FACTS

                                • Terminology

                                  • Imaging

                                    • Diagnostic Checklist

                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                      • Synonyms

                                        • Inguinal hernia, indirect inguinal hernia, direct inguinal hernia, femoral hernia
                                      • Definitions

                                        • Abnormal protrusion of organ or part of organ out of cavity in which it is normally contained

                                      IMAGING

                                      • General Features

                                        • Radiographic Findings

                                          • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                            • Imaging Recommendations

                                              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                PATHOLOGY

                                                • General Features

                                                  • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                    • Presentation

                                                      • Demographics

                                                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                          • Treatment

                                                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                            • Consider

                                                              Selected References

                                                              1. Lee RK et al: High accuracy of ultrasound in diagnosing the presence and type of groin hernia. J Clin Ultrasound. 43(9):538-47, 2015
                                                              2. Lee RK et al: Ultrasound of the abdominal wall and groin. Can Assoc Radiol J. 64(4):295-305, 2013
                                                              3. Robinson A et al: Meta-analysis of sonography in the diagnosis of inguinal hernias. J Ultrasound Med. 32(2):339-46, 2013