Femoral Hernia Detroit

ANATOMY.
The femoral canal is an opening which allows the femoral vessels, the main blood vessel of the legs, to pass between the abdomen and the legs. If this passage is too large, a bulge or protrusion below the groin crease can take place. Like many hernias, this bulge could contain intestine and if trapped can
become stragulated. Women have this type of hernia more frequently than men.

OPERATION.
The incision to repair this hernia is similar to the inguinal hernia. A small cut near the crease of the groin allows repair. The procedure is almost always same day surgery (out patient) and often does not require significant pain medication.

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