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inguinal hernia


Definition: a hernia at the inguinal region: direct inguinal hernia involves the abdominal wall between the deep epigastric artery and the edge of the rectus muscle; indirect inguinal hernia involves the internal inguinal ring and passes into the inguinal canal.

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