Inguinal herniography in adults: technique, normal anatomy, and diagnostic criteria for hernias

Radiology. 1981 Jan;138(1):31-6. doi: 10.1148/radiology.138.1.7455093.

Abstract

In 146 adults (88 men, 58 women) with groin pain of uncertain origin and normal physical examinations, herniography disclosed inguinal hernias in 40 (45%) men and in 19 (33%) women. There were no false-positive or false-negative herniographic diagnoses among 20 patients who were operated upon subsequently. These results indicate that herniography is a useful examination in the evaluation of adults with groin pain of obscure origin.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Hernia, Femoral / diagnostic imaging
  • Hernia, Inguinal / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hernia, Inguinal / surgery
  • Hernia, Obturator / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Inguinal Canal / anatomy & histology
  • Male
  • Methods
  • Radiography
  • Recurrence