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Hernia, Femoral MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Hernia, Femoral
Tree Number(s)
C23.300.707.374.750
Unique ID
D006550
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006550
Scope Note
A groin hernia occurring inferior to the inguinal ligament and medial to the FEMORAL VEIN and FEMORAL ARTERY. The femoral hernia sac has a small neck but may enlarge considerably when it enters the subcutaneous tissue of the thigh. It is caused by defects in the ABDOMINAL WALL.
Entry Term(s)
Femoral Hernia
Public MeSH Note
80; was FEMORAL HERNIA 1963-79
Online Note
use HERNIA, FEMORAL to search FEMORAL HERNIA 1966-79
History Note
80; was FEMORAL HERNIA 1963-79
Date Established
1980/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2006/07/05
Hernia, Femoral Preferred
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