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Hernia (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: Jerry R. Balentine, DO, FACEP

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor


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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