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Hernia, Inguinal

"Hernia, Inguinal" 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.

An abdominal hernia with an external bulge in the GROIN region. It can be classified by the location of herniation. Indirect inguinal hernias occur through the internal inguinal ring. Direct inguinal hernias occur through defects in the ABDOMINAL WALL (transversalis fascia) in Hesselbach's triangle. The former type is commonly seen in children and young adults; the latter in adults.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Hernia, Inguinal" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Hernia, Inguinal" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 129 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 8 publications in 2005 and 2011
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