This resource is designed for:
Medical students, as part of their anatomy course, to put the anatomical knowledge in a clinical context.
Medical students in clinical years wishing to revise anatomy of the inguinal canal and learn about inguinal hernia, its signs, symptoms, complications, examination and treatment
SHOs in surgery wishing to revise anatomy and see hernia repair performed
GPs and foundation level doctors, wishing to refresh learning about inguinal hernia
Users are free to navigate this resource in a way which suits them best.
- Learning Objectives
- Symptoms, Signs and Complications
Definition of hernia
Inguinal hernia in context
Difference between direct and indirect inguinal hernias explained
Description from basic to very detailed of the anatomy of the inguinal canal.
Links to large size detailed anatomical diagrams.
Symptoms, Signs and Complications of inguinal hernia
Video demonstrating examination technique and surface anatomy
Operation (for surgical SHO but also interested students)
Indications, risks/benefits of operation
Types of operation,
Alternatives to operative treatment
Links to methods of open repair,
Video of open mesh repair of inguinal hernia
Pictures of laparoscopic repair
NICE guidelines on hernia repair
How much have you learned? Self assessment test.
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