Groin hernias in adults

Robert Joseph Fitzgibbons, R. Armour Forse

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Abstract

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
Pages (from-to)756-763
Number of pages8
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume372
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 19 2015

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Groin hernias in adults. / Fitzgibbons, Robert Joseph; Forse, R. Armour.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 372, No. 8, 19.02.2015, p. 756-763.

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Fitzgibbons, Robert Joseph ; Forse, R. Armour. / Groin hernias in adults. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 2015 ; Vol. 372, No. 8. pp. 756-763.
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