Medical News Today: What causes an abdominal lump?

Abdominal lumps can be soft or hard and may feel sore. Hernias are a common cause of abdominal lumps, but a lump can also develop from other conditions. Some lumps may require surgery. In this article, we look at the symptoms and causes of abdominal lumps. We also cover diagnosis, treatment, and when to see a doctor.
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This study has a number of limitations. There is a need for improv ed quality evidence to convince the surgical community to change the closure technique of abdominal wounds aiming to reduce morbidity, which is exemplified in incisional hernias and other various postop complications.MethodsThis is a 1:1 randomized, controlled, patient- and assessor-blinded, parallel design, superiority trial, with a primary endpoint of incisional hernia at 1  year. The study will be conducted at AUBMC over a 3-year period. Patients planned for a non-emergent midline laparotomy for general surgery or vascular procedure will be randomiz...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
ConclusionsHand-assisted laparoscopic retroileal routing is a feasible and safe technique in accomplishing a tension-free colorectal anastomosis when proximal colon length makes standard routing of the colon to the rectum an issue.
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundUtilization of robotic-assisted inguinal hernia repair (IHR) has increased in recent years, but randomized or prospective studies comparing outcomes and cost of laparoscopic and Robotic-IHR are still lacking. With conflicting results from only five retrospective series available in the literature comparing the two approaches, the question remains whether current robotic technology provides any added benefits to treat inguinal hernias. We aimed to compare perioperative outcomes and costs of Robotic-IHR versus laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal IHR (Laparoscopic –IHR).MethodsRetrospective analysis o...
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
An inguinal hernia is the protrusion of intraabdominal organs through an opening in the abdominal wall. Structures such as small and large intestines are commonly contained within inguinal hernias. However, ur...
Source: BMC Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
Abstract A quality metric for centers performing rectal cancer surgery is a high percentage of sphincter sparing procedures. These procedures often involve temporary bowel diversion to minimize the complications of an anastomotic leak. The most common strategy is a diverting loop ileostomy which is then closed after completion of adjuvant therapy or the patient recovers from surgery. Loop ileostomy is not without complications and the closure is complicated by a one in three chance of incisional hernia development. Strategies to prevent this problem have been designed using a variety of techniques with and without...
Source: Clinical Colorectal Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Contemp Clin Trials Commun Source Type: research
ConclusionsPatients reported that times for resumption of outdoor walking, driving, and sexual activity were significantly longer than those recommended by surgeons. Age, BMI, bilateral repair, and recurrent hernias were found to be factors affecting return time to different activities.
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Critical Care Pediatrics Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: We describe a rare case of De Garengeot hernia treated laparoscopically. The treatment of such a condition is not standardized because of the few cases described. The laparoscopic approach should always be considered to perform at least an exploration of the abdominal cavity and evaluate the contents of the hernia sac. Laparoscopic hernia treatment should be carried out by experienced surgeons who are familiar with the technique and apply it routinely. KEY WORDS: Appendicitis, De Garengeot, Hernia, Laparoscopy. PMID: 32573487 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Ital Chir Source Type: research
We present a case of a patient with almost complete herniation of bladder into left inguinal canal into the left hemiscrotum.
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
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