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Inguinal Hernia



A bread and butter presentation of surgery. Is the case cut and dried though? Not necessarily!

  1. Classification of inguinal hernias
  2. Complications of inguinal hernia repair
  3. Imaging in inguinal hernias
  4. Post-operative care for inguinal hernia repair
  5. Preferred anesthetics for inguinal hernia repair
  6. Surgical repair of an inguinal hernia
  7. The management of inguinal hernias
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