Info

Figure 18-43 Right direct inguinal hernia.

DIRECT INGUINAL HERNIA

FEMORAL HERNIA

Figure 18-44 Differential diagnosis of hernias.

DIRECT INGUINAL HERNIA

FEMORAL HERNIA

Figure 18-44 Differential diagnosis of hernias.

Feature

Occurrence

Bilaterality Origin of swelling

Scrotal involvement Impulse location

Direct Inguinal*

Middle-aged and elderly men

Above inguinal ligament; directly behind and through external ring

Rare

At side of examining finger in inguinal canal

Indirect Inguinal{

All ages

Above inguinal ligament; hernial sac enters inguinal canal at internal ring and exits at external ring

Common

At tip of examining finger in inguinal canal

Femoral

Least common: more frequently found in women

Rarely

Below inguinal ligament

None

Not felt by examining finger in inguinal canal; mass below canal

*See Figure 18-43. {See Figure 18-42.

Useful Vocabulary

Listed here are the specific roots that nology related to urologic disease.

are important for understanding the termi-

Root

Pertaining to

Example

Definition

andr-

man

androgen

Substance possessing masculinizing properties

cyst(o)-

urinary bladder

cystotomy

Incision of the urinary bladder

litho-

stone

lithotomy

Incision of an organ for the removal of a stone

nephro-

kidney

nephropathy

Disease of the kidneys

orchi(o)-

testes

orchitis

Inflammation of the testis

pyei(o)-

pelvis of kidney

pyelogram

X-ray film of the kidney and ureter

ureter(o)-

ureter

ureterolith

A stone lodged or formed in the ureter

urethr(o)-

urethra

urethroplasty

Plastic surgery of the urethra

vas(o)-

vas deferens

vasectomy

Excision of the vas deferens

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Hearing Aids Inside Out

Hearing Aids Inside Out

Have you recently experienced hearing loss? Most probably you need hearing aids, but don't know much about them. To learn everything you need to know about hearing aids, read the eBook, Hearing Aids Inside Out. The book comprises 113 pages of excellent content utterly free of technical jargon, written in simple language, and in a flowing style that can easily be read and understood by all.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment