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Part II. Procedures by Organ System >
Section 4. Gastrointestinal System >
Chapter 29. Hernia ReductionMarybeth Browne, MD, Anthony Chin, MD, Marleta Reynolds, MD
Topics Discussed: gastroenterology and hepatology; hernia repair; manual reduction of hernia.
Reduction should not be attempted if there has
been bowel compromise or when the patient appears toxic.
Concern for toxicity should arise when the patient has any of
Increased leukocyte count.
Bloody stool or positive result on modified guaiac test.
Severe pain with palpation.
Erythema of the hernia sac.
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