Ultrasonography for inguinal hernia: a pictorial review

Wu W., Chang K., Lin C., Yeh C., Özçakar L.

Ultrasonography, vol.1, no.1, pp.1-2, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.14366/usg.21192
  • Title of Journal : Ultrasonography
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-2
  • Keywords: Inguinal hernia, Ultrasonography, Groin, Hernia repair, Hernia recurrence, MANAGEMENT, PAIN


Inguinal hernia is the most prevalent type of abdominal wall hernia. Indirect inguinal hernia is twice as common as direct inguinal hernia. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging can be used to evaluate inguinal hernia, but these modalities are greatly limited by their cost and availability. Ultrasonography has emerged as the most convenient imaging tool for diagnosing inguinal hernia due to its advantages, such as portability and absence of radiation. The present pictorial review presents an overview on the use of ultrasonography in the evaluation of inguinal hernia with a particular emphasis on the regional anatomy, relevant scanning tips, identification of subtypes, postoperative follow-up, and diagnosis of pathologies mimicking inguinal hernia.