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. The surgical options to repair is similar to the those of inguinal hernia. Currently, robotic, laparoscopic or a small open incision are available. All are out patient and recovery is usually a few days.

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