2 Examinations

Whether a herniaDerived from the Greek word “hérnos” (bud, sprout, protrusion). Hernia with congenital or acquired gap in the abdominal wall or diaphragm (hernial orifice) through which the peritoneum (hernial sac), possibly together with parts of the intestines, protrudes. is present or not and what is the nature of this is something that the physician can determine in most cases during a physical examination. Only if the hernia is very small or in the case of internal herniaDisplacement of abdominal intestines into enlarged peritoneal pockets within the trunk, possibly with incarceration. Often, this type of hernia cannot be detected with the naked eye.s that can be neither seen nor palpated is it advisable to resort to the use of imaging techniques (ultrasound, X-ray examinations, computed tomographyAbbreviation: CT. Slice-wise imaging with computer control. The individual slices are assembled by the computer, giving rise to a three-dimensional image where even the smallest of details are visible. (CT), magnetic resonance imagingAbbreviation: MRI. Diagnostic procedure for generation of slice images of the human body. As opposed to computed tomography, MRI uses magnetic fields rather than X-ray beams for computer-assisted generation of the slice images. (MRI) for further clarification.