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193065 - How to Treat quiz: Hernias of the abdominal wall

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How to Treat quiz: Hernias of the abdominal wall

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A hernia is defined as a protrusion of a viscus or structure through its normal containing covering. Hernias may be congenital or acquired.
Many patients may live with their hernias for years without an adverse outcome In patients with asymptomatic hernias, especially in the elderly, there is a tendency to conservative treatment. However, studies have shown patients do become symptomatic or develop complications thus surgery is currently recommended for most hernias.

Learning outcomes
  • Discuss the various types of hernias and their presentation.
  • Identify situations where urgent or emergency treatment of a hernia is required.
  • Discuss potential postoperative complications of hernia repair
  • Identify clinical landmarks to assist with diagnosing hernias.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Adult health
    • Care of older people
    • Children and young people health
    • Other
    193065 - How to Treat quiz: Hernias of the abdominal wall
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