Inguinal and Femoral Hernia Management
Dr. Erin Kern
*More common in men (lifetime prevalence 27-43% vs 3-6% in women)
*Inguinal hernias are most common (indirect) in both males and females
*Hernia Risk factors: male, age (bimodal: 0-5, 75-85), low body mass index, prostatectomy, family history
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