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Hernia

  • By: W. Joshua Cox D.O.
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

The term hernia is used to describe the protrusion of a body part or organ through an opening or defect in the fascia, muscle, or wall of a cavity. The fibrous lining of the abdominal cavity that supports, separates, and unites ...

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