inguinal hernia

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inguinal hernia

(indirect) Part of the intestine bulges into the inguinal canal—the channel through which testes drop into the scrotum before birth.
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Noun1.inguinal hernia - hernia in which a loop of intestine enters the inguinal canalinguinal hernia - hernia in which a loop of intestine enters the inguinal canal; the most common type of hernia in males
hernia, herniation - rupture in smooth muscle tissue through which a bodily structure protrudes
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Keywords: Abdominal wall hernia, inguinal hernia, Spigelian hernia, ventral hernia