- The layers of muscle and fatty tissue that surround the abdomen.Anesthesia
- A substance that prevents pain from being felt, given before an operation.
- Condition that is present at birth, as a result of either heredity or environmental influences.Direct inguinal hernia
- Typical in men over 40, occurring next to the opening of the inguinal canal in the groin area.
- The opening between the leg and abdomen where large blood vessels and nerves run.Femoral hernia
- A hernia that typically occurs in women at the opening of the femoral canal.Groin
-The area where the upper thigh meets the trunk. More precisely, the fold or depression marking the juncture of the lower abdomen and the inner part of the thigh.Incarcerated
- Referring to a hernia that cannot be reduced. Also known as non-reducible.Indirect inguinal hernia
- The most common type of inguinal hernia, occurs at the opening of the inguinal canal in the groin area.Inguinal canal
- A naturally occurring "tunnel" in the groin area, through which hernias may form.Inguinal hernia
- A hernia that occurs in the groin area at or near the opening to the inguinal canal.Incarcerated
- Incarceration of a hernia means that the contents of the hernia sac (usually intestine or fat) are trapped in the hernia and cannot be reduced into their normal intra-abdominal position. Incarceration may lead to obstruction or strangulation of the hernia contents.Non-reducible hernia
- A hernia that cannot be flattened out by applying pressure or by lying down.Incision
– A cut into the skin or abdominal wallIncisional Hernia
– A hernia that pushes through a previous incision site in the abdomen where the muscles and tissues have weakened and separated at the site Permanent Mesh
– Strong knitted material used to patch hernia defectsRecurrent hernia
- A hernia that occurs at the same location as a previous hernia.Umbilical hernia
- A hernia that occurs through the umbilical ring around the navel.Umbilical ring
- The ring of tissue surrounding the navel.