Groin hernias in adults

Robert J. Fitzgibbons, R. Armour Forse

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A 67-year-old man presents with a bulge in his right groin, which he recently noticed while in the shower. He is easily able to push it back completely, but it reappears intermittently. He says it is not painful and that he has not altered his activity level because of it. Physical examination confirms the presence of a right inguinal hernia. How should his case be managed?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)756-763
Number of pages8
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number8
StatePublished - Feb 19 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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