Imaging of abdominal hernias.

P. A. Miller, D. G. Mezwa, P. J. Feczko, Z. H. Jafri, Beatrice Madrazo

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Abstract

Abdominal hernias are a common clinical problem. The main types of abdominal hernias are external or abdominal wall hernias, which involve protrusion of abdominal contents through a defect in the abdominal wall; internal hernias, which involve protrusion of viscera through the peritoneum or mesentery and into a compartment in the abdominal cavity; and diaphragmatic hernias, which involve protrusion of abdominal contents into the chest. Clinical diagnosis of abdominal hernias can be difficult. However, plain radiography, radiography performed after administration of barium, and computed tomography allow evaluation of suspected abdominal hernias and detection of those that are clinically occult. The anatomic location of the hernia, the contents, and complications such as incarceration, bowel obstruction, volvulus, and strangulation can be demonstrated with radiologic examination. Occasionally, complications such as neoplasms or inflammatory conditions can be identified in the hernial contents. With abdominal imaging modalities, a variety of abdominal hernias can be confidently diagnosed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-347
Number of pages15
JournalRadiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Volume15
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Abdominal Hernia
Abdominal Wall
Hernia
Radiography
Intestinal Volvulus
Diaphragmatic Hernia
Mesentery
Viscera
Abdominal Cavity
Peritoneum
Barium
Thorax
Tomography
Neoplasms

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Imaging of abdominal hernias. / Miller, P. A.; Mezwa, D. G.; Feczko, P. J.; Jafri, Z. H.; Madrazo, Beatrice.

In: Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc, Vol. 15, No. 2, 01.03.1995, p. 333-347.

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Miller, P. A. ; Mezwa, D. G. ; Feczko, P. J. ; Jafri, Z. H. ; Madrazo, Beatrice. / Imaging of abdominal hernias. In: Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc. 1995 ; Vol. 15, No. 2. pp. 333-347.
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