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Hernias and Abdominal Wall Defects

  • Daniel J. Scott
  • Daniel B. Jones


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.


Hernia Repair Inguinal Hernia Incisional Hernia Inguinal Hernia Repair Ventral Hernia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel J. Scott
    • 1
  • Daniel B. Jones
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Tulane Center for Minimally Invasive SurgeryTulane University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBostonUSA
  3. 3.Minimally Invasive SurgeryBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBostonUSA

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