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Hernia, Inguinal MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Hernia, Inguinal
Tree Number(s)
C23.300.707.374.875
Unique ID
D006552
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006552
Scope Note
An abdominal hernia with an external bulge in the GROIN region. It can be classified by the location of herniation. Indirect inguinal hernias occur through the internal inguinal ring. Direct inguinal hernias occur through defects in the ABDOMINAL WALL (transversalis fascia) in Hesselbach's triangle. The former type is commonly seen in children and young adults; the latter in adults.
Entry Term(s)
Inguinal Hernia
Inguinal Hernia, Direct
Inguinal Hernia, Indirect
Public MeSH Note
80; was INGUINAL HERNIA 1963-79
Online Note
use HERNIA, INGUINAL to search INGUINAL HERNIA 1966-79
History Note
80; was INGUINAL HERNIA 1963-79
Date Established
1980/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2006/07/05
Hernia, Inguinal Preferred
Inguinal Hernia, Indirect Narrower
Inguinal Hernia, Direct Narrower
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