abdominal hernia

abdominal hernia n any of various hernias (as an inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia, or spigelian hernia) in which an anatomical part (as a section of the intestine) protrudes through an opening, tear, or weakness in the abdominal wall musculature

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herniation of omentum, intestine, or some other internal body structure through the abdominal wall; it may be congenital or found as a complication of pregnancy or a surgical incision. Called also ventral h. and laparocele.

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