Definition of Inguinal hernia

1. Noun. Hernia in which a loop of intestine enters the inguinal canal; the most common type of hernia in males.

Generic synonyms: Hernia, Herniation

Medical Definition of Inguinal hernia

1. The abnormal passage of an internal abdominal organ or structure through the inguinal canal. In males, this will result in a unilateral bulge in the scrotum, in females there will be unilateral swelling in the region of the labia majora. Inguinal hernias are classified as direct or indirect on the basis of the anatomic path the hernia undertakes through the inguinal canal. Many hernias will reduce (go away) on their own but return at times of straining or lifting. A hernia that does not go away and causes pain is a surgical emergency. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inguinal Hernia

inguinal branches of external pudendal arteries
inguinal crest
inguinal fossa
inguinal glands
inguinal ligament of the kidney
inguinal plexus
inguinal triangle
inguinal trigone
inguinocrural hernia
inguinofemoral hernia

Literary usage of Inguinal hernia

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"Direct inguinal hernia. In direct inguinal hernia the protrusion makes its way through some part of the abdominal wall internal to the epigastric artery. ..."

2. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1904)
"The complications were: one case of bilateral hydrocele with inguinal hernia; radical cure. Two cases of unilateral hydrocele, inguinal hernia; radical cure ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"Right inguinal hernia and median ventral hernia between the ... 61.3 "* Right and left inguinal hernia 1.0 " Right and left inguinal hernia; ..."

4. The Science and art of surgery by John Eric Erichsen (1854)
"This form of direct inguinal hernia, therefore, receives very nearly the ... In the direct inguinal hernia, the spermatic cord lies to the outer side of the ..."

5. The Surgical Clinics of North America by Robert E. Hermann, Avram M. Cooperman (1921)
"inguinal hernia PATIENT is thirty-two years old, mechanic, born in United States; ... Indirect inguinal hernia, third degree or + + +. Remarks. ..."

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