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March 22, 1924


Author Affiliations

Atlanta, Ga.
From the Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine.

JAMA. 1924;82(12):963-964. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.26520380001012

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Strangulation of a sliding hernia appears to be very rare. In fact, I have been unable to find any cases of this condition reported in the literature, and a nationally known authority on the subject, who sees a vast amount of hernia work at the Hospital for the Ruptured and Crippled in New York, recently told me that he cannot recall ever having seen or heard of a case.


History.  —A negro, aged 29, whose family and past histories were irrelevant except in relation to the local condition, had been forced to lift a heavy load when 6 years of age. This had resulted in a bilateral inguinal hernia, for the relief of which he had since worn a truss. At times, when straining, he could feel his "ruptures" slide down into the scrotum. At other times they protruded without his noticing it, and his attention was

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