Incarcerated Hernia: Non-reducible. The contents of the hernia cannot be returned to its normal location.
Strangulated Hernia: The hernia contents, usually intestine, become gangrenous. This complication may have a 12-13% mortality, and will require removal of a portion of intestine. Click Here to see an example of a strangulated hernia.
Incidence: Groin hernias are found in 5% of male population, and represents 86% of hernia cases. It occurs 5 times more often in males and females.
Right sided hernias are more frequent than left sided ones.
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