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Revista chilena de radiología

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ANDREUS R, Hansel  y  SOLIS A, Lesly. Utility of us in the diagnosis of inguinal hernias. Rev. chil. radiol. [online]. 2011, vol.17, n.2, pp. 93-98. ISSN 0717-9308.

Objective. To determine the utility of ultrasound study in the diagnosis of inguinal hernias. Methods. Between March 2007 and March 2010, 283 patients aged over 16 years, with suspected inguinal hernia and inconclusive physical examination were studied. Preoperatively, patients underwent US examination of the involved area and findings were subsequently correlated with surgical outcomes. Results.Ultrasonographic and surgical diagnosis exhibited a coincidence rate of 94.7 per cent. Sensitivity and specificity were 96.7% and 81.6%, respectively, as for general diagnosis of hernias; 94.4% and 98.4% for direct inguinal hernias; 95.6% and 96.8% for indirect hernias.

Palabras clave : Inguinal hernia; Inguinal ultrasound; US diagnosis.

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