hernia (abdominal, clinical examination)
Last reviewed 01/2018
If there is a hernia in the groin, the examiner must discriminate between an inguinal hernia and a femoral hernia.
A hernia in the groin should be examined in the following way:
- percussion, auscultaton and transillumination
- examination of the other side
The following features must be assessed:
percussion, auscultation and transillumination