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Hernia (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: Jerry R. Balentine, DO, FACEP

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor

REFERENCES:

Itani K.M., R. Fitzgibbons Jr., S.S. Awad, Q.Y. Duh, and G.S. Ferzli. "Management of Recurrent Inguinal Hernias." Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 209.5 Nov. 2009: 653-658.

Takata, Mark C., and Quan-Yang Duh. "Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair." Surgical Clinics of North America. 88.1 Feb. 2008: 157-178.

Previous contributing authors and editors: Author: Mark A Mullins, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, UMASS Memorial Medical Center. Coauthor(s): Patrick Yorba, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center; William J Brady, MD, Program Director of Emergency Medicine, Associate Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine. Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Ron Fuerst, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of South Carolina College of Medicine; Director, Children's Emergency Center, Children's Hospital of Richland Memorial Hospital


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/6/2013

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As defined in 1804 by Astley Cooper, ahernia as a protrusion of any viscus from its proper cavity.

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