Incarcerated vs. Strangulated Hernia

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What do we call a situation where a piece of tissue projects through the tissues that normally contain it?

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1. When a hernia is unable to be reduced via non-surgical means, then we call this a(n) _____.

2. When a hernia has become incarcerated and its blood supply has been cut off, then this is properly termed a _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gauge your knowledge of incarcerated and strangulated hernias with this short quiz and worksheet. This multiple-choice quiz requires you to understand when a hernia is a medical emergency.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • When tissue projects through the tissues that usually contain it
  • The type of hernia that cannot be reduced using non-surgical methods
  • When a hernia is incarcerated and does not have a blood supply
  • A medical emergency associated with hernias
  • The sequence in which hernias typically progress

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about incarcerated and strangulated hernias
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a hernia that cannot be reduced using non-surgical methods
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as incarcerated and strangulated hernias

Additional Learning

Check out the related lesson titled Incarcerated vs. Strangulated Hernia. Here's the type of information you can expect to find in this lesson:

  • An overview of incarcerated and strangulated hernias
  • The purpose of gently manipulating hernias
  • What happens if part of the intestinal tract dies
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