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Hernia, Femoral

"Hernia, Femoral" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A groin hernia occurring inferior to the inguinal ligament and medial to the FEMORAL VEIN and FEMORAL ARTERY. The femoral hernia sac has a small neck but may enlarge considerably when it enters the subcutaneous tissue of the thigh. It is caused by defects in the ABDOMINAL WALL.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Hernia, Femoral" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Hernia, Femoral" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 5 publications over 5 distinct years, with a maximum of 1 publications in 1990 and 1992 and 1994 and 2006 and 2012
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