Bilateral Hernia

Definition: Simultaneous Right and Left Inguinal Hernia

Common in children and elderly men

If a left inguinal hernia is preesnt, there is a 25% risk of an occult right inguinal hernia

Both hernias may be repaired with one surgical procedure

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Hernia Repair
Department of Surgery
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