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hernia

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(hĕr′nē-ă )

[L. hernia, rupture]
The protrusion of an anatomical structure through the wall that normally contains it.
SYN: SEE: rupture (2)

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COMMON LOCATIONS OF HERNIAS SEE: herniotomy
hernialhernioid (hĕr′nē-ăl) (hĕr′nē-oyd″), adj.

ETIOLOGY
Hernias may be caused by congenital defects in the formation of body structures, defects in collagen synthesis and repair, trauma, or surgery. Conditions that increase intra-abdominal pressures, e.g., pregnancy, obesity, weight lifting, straining (the Valsalva maneuver), and abdominal tumors, may also contribute to hernia formation.

TREATMENT
Surgical or mechanical reduction is the treatment of choice.

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Citation

Venes, Donald, editor. "Hernia." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/765528/all/hernia.
Hernia. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/765528/all/hernia. Accessed August 19, 2019.
Hernia. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/765528/all/hernia
Hernia [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 August 19]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/765528/all/hernia.
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