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Which are the options to a inguinal hernia in a 85 years old pacient?

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In brief: Several

85 yr old in poor health , no symptoms , hernia could be left alone with observation .
Age is no bar for right treatment , is a low risk out patient low risk surgery , an treated hernia is always a risk for incarceration , and complications . If it gets strangulated no option but surgery , regardless of age

In brief: Several

85 yr old in poor health , no symptoms , hernia could be left alone with observation .
Age is no bar for right treatment , is a low risk out patient low risk surgery , an treated hernia is always a risk for incarceration , and complications . If it gets strangulated no option but surgery , regardless of age
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