The Prevalence and Characteristics of Untreated Hernias in Southwest Cameroon.

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Summary of "The Prevalence and Characteristics of Untreated Hernias in Southwest Cameroon."

Hernias are one of the most commonly encountered surgical conditions, and every year, more than 20 million hernia repairs are performed worldwide. The surgical management of hernia, however, is largely neglected as a public health priority in developing countries, despite its cost-effectiveness. To date, the prevalence and impact of hernia have not been formally studied in a community setting in Cameroon. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and characteristics of untreated hernia in the Southwest region of Cameroon.


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Name: The Journal of surgical research
ISSN: 1095-8673
Pages: 181-188


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A hernia caused by weakness of the anterior ABDOMINAL WALL due to midline defects, previous incisions, or increased intra-abdominal pressure. Ventral hernias include UMBILICAL HERNIA, incisional, epigastric, and spigelian hernias.

Those characteristics that distinguish one SEX from the other. The primary sex characteristics are the OVARIES and TESTES and their related hormones. Secondary sex characteristics are those which are masculine or feminine but not directly related to reproduction.

An abdominal hernia with an external bulge in the GROIN region. It can be classified by the location of herniation. Indirect inguinal hernias occur through the internal inguinal ring. Direct inguinal hernias occur through defects in the ABDOMINAL WALL (transversalis fascia) in Hesselbach's triangle. The former type is commonly seen in children and young adults; the latter in adults.

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