193065 - How to Treat quiz: Hernias of the abdominal wall
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How to Treat quiz: Hernias of the abdominal wallRelevance to General Practice
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.
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 dimensionsCurriculum Contextual Units
- Adult health
- Care of older people
- Children and young people health