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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 952835, 3 pages
Case Report

Inguinal Hernia and Airport Scanners: An Emerging Indication for Repair?

Department of Clinical Surgical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago

Received 19 September 2013; Accepted 31 October 2013

Academic Editor: Yasuhiko Sugawara

Copyright © 2013 Vijay Naraynsingh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The use of advanced imaging technology at international airports is increasing in popularity as a corollary to heightened security concerns across the globe. Operators of airport scanners should be educated about common medical disorders such as inguinal herniae in order to avoid unnecessary harassment of travelers since they will encounter these with increasing frequency.