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Three-stage repair of a giant inguinal hernia in Sierra Leone: A management technique for low-resource settings.
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PMID:  24971839     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In this report we discuss the clinical management of a giant inguinal hernia (GIH) in Sierra Leone where surgical resources are severely limited. Though possibly not appropriate for more heavily resourced areas, a three-stage repair proved to be effective and safe for the management of this condition. Careful explanation, good planning and staged operations may be needed for the repair of GIH in low resource settings and we therefore encourage that they be treated by experienced personnel who are able to secure follow up of the patient. The management of GIH is complicated by the potential of abdominal compartment syndrome and respiratory distress if the hernia is reduced suddenly.
Authors:
Reinou Groen; Samuel Sesay; Adam Kushner; Sheiku Dumbuya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-12-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of surgical case reports     Volume:  2011     ISSN:  2042-8812     ISO Abbreviation:  J Surg Case Rep     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-06-28     Completed Date:  2014-06-28     Revised Date:  2014-07-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101560169     Medline TA:  J Surg Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  8     Citation Subset:  -    
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