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[L. hernia, rupture] The protrusion of an anatomical structure through the wall that normally contains it. SYN: SEE: rupture (2)
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.
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_inguinalis.
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_inguinalis. Accessed November 20, 2019.
Hernia. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/765528/all/hernia_inguinalis
Hernia [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 November 20]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/765528/all/hernia_inguinalis.
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