A 65 year-old man is scheduled for a repair of an abdominal hernia


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A 65-year-old man is scheduled for a repair of an abdominal hernia. The patient has an abdominal hernia that can be reduced by pushing the contents of the abdomen back through the external ring. While performing the repair, the surgeon observes that the hernial sac is protruding from the superior abdominal wall to the inguinal ligament. It is also medial to the inferior epigastric vessels. After observing all these, what can be concluded about the type of a hernia the patient is suffering from? #usmle #medicine
A-Direct inguinal hernia
B-Indirect inguinal hernia
C-Femoral hernia
D-Hiatal hernia
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Ans A