Major potential complications of a hernia

What are the major potential complications of a hernia?

  • • Bowel incarceration (i.e., presence of an irreducible hernia sac).
  • • Closed loop bowel obstruction (i.e., obstruction along two separate locations along the course of the bowel).
  • • Bowel strangulation (i.e., bowel ischemia/infarction).
  • • Bowel perforation.

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