Hernias and abdominal wall defects

Daniel J. Scott, Daniel B. Jones

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A hernia is a protrusion of visceral contents through the abdominal wall. There are two key components of a hernia. The first is the defect itself, namely, the size and location of the defect. The second component is the hernia sac, which is a protrusion of peritoneum through the defect. The hernia sac may contain abdominal contents such as small intestine, colon, or bladder, or the sac may be empty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSurgery
Subtitle of host publicationBasic Science and Clinical Evidence: Second Edition
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages46
ISBN (Print)9783540297338
StatePublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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