Hernia is a common word that most surgeons are familiar with. A retrospective study was planned to analyse the spectrum of abdominal wall hernias in a rural population inIndia. Majority of the patients were of 40 - 70 yrs. Male to female ratio was 7:1. Incidence of groin hernias showed an increasing trend with advancing age. Out of total 320 cases, inguinal hernias were predominating in 77.81% cases. Ventral hernias were present in about 18% cases. However, femoral hernias were rare. We concluded that spectrum of abdominal wall hernias is almost the same all over the globe despite having differences in their socioeconomic and educational status.
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Sangwan, M. , Sangwan, V. , Garg, M. , Mahendirutta, P. and Garg, U. (2013) Abdominal wall hernia in a rural population in India—Is spectrum changing?. Open Journal of Epidemiology, 3, 135-138. doi: 10.4236/ojepi.2013.33020.
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