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VINCENCH MEDINA, Mayra  y  ARIAS MEDINA, Marlon. Clinical and Surgical Practical Guide for Individualized Care for the Elderly with Hernia Disease in Iguinocrural Region. ccm [online]. 2016, vol.20, n.1, pp.137-146. ISSN 1560-4381.

The abdominal wall hernias are very common infections that must face the surgeon in the daily exercise of the profession and represent about 15% of the procedures performed in the field of general surgery in elderly, representing a health problem for their important social and labor implications. In Cuba, the increase in life expectancy of the population, so the surgeon often faces the increase of elderly patients with inguinocrural region hernias, requiring, for proper treatment, the evaluation of their physiological state, considering the changes associated with the aging process. The existence of variations in medical practice, dealing with this disease, motivated the authors to carry out a comprehensive review of the literature and proposed a practical guide to help in combining and promoting clinical performance by surgeons, who may provide a homogeneous and quality care for this age group.

Palabras clave : hernia; inguinocrural region; elderly.

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