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Are there alternative treatments for a Richter's hernia?

There are no approved alternative treatment options for a Richter's hernia. Surgery is needed and essential to treating the life-threatening complications associated with Richter's hernias since Richter's hernias are quick to become incarcerated and strangulated. Strangulate hernias need emergency surgery. Delayed surgery of a Richter's hernia can be fatal.

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