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Do hernias usually develop on both sides of the body?
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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
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In brief: Can be anywhere
Abdominal wall hernias are holes through which intra abdominal contents such as fat and intestines can protrude.
They most commonly occur in the groins on both sides, but can occur at the belly button, in the flanks, or even in the back!

In brief: Can be anywhere
Abdominal wall hernias are holes through which intra abdominal contents such as fat and intestines can protrude.
They most commonly occur in the groins on both sides, but can occur at the belly button, in the flanks, or even in the back!
Dr. David Earle
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: 10% of the time.
Inguinal or groin hernias are found on both sides of the body approximately 10% of the time.
One theoretical advantage of laparoscopic repair is the ability to check the opposite side and fix both simultaneously.

In brief: 10% of the time.
Inguinal or groin hernias are found on both sides of the body approximately 10% of the time.
One theoretical advantage of laparoscopic repair is the ability to check the opposite side and fix both simultaneously.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
Laparoscopy allows the surgeon to see the entire myopectineal orifice and the sites of indirect, direct, femoral, obturator hernias
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