What is the difference between an indirect and direct inguinal hernia?
Indirect passes through the deep inguinal ring
Direct protrude through the abdominal wall directly - At Hesselbach's triangle
What is the difference between incarcerated and strangulated?
Incarcerated - Non reducible
Strangulated - Incarcerated + Ischaemic
What should always be considered in a female?
How does the presence or absence of anorexia guide your diagnosis?
Generally, pathologies involving the peritoneum cause anorexia
Why might you get a metabolic acidosis in a ruptured AAA?
Reduced perfusion causes ischaemia > lactic acidosis