- the protrusion of an organ or tissue through an opening in its surrounding walls, especially in the abdominal region.
Origin of hernia
Examples from the Web for hernial
Historical Examples of hernial
Lautschner thinks that the pylorus was bent in the hernial sac so as to be obstructed.
In one case it was found wound about the ileum; in another, spirally turned at its end and lightly adherent to a hernial sac.
In both instances, the stomach, colon, and omentum form the hernial protrusions.A Treatise on Gunshot Wounds
Hernial protrusion of a portion of a bursa is sometimes seen after injuries of bursae.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
Towards the centre of the body a hernial protrusion of the uterine horns and intestine had taken place.Parasites
T. Spencer Cobbold
- the projection of an organ or part through the lining of the cavity in which it is normally situated, esp the protrusion of intestine through the front wall of the abdominal cavity. It is caused by muscular strain, injury, etcAlso called: rupture
Word Origin for hernia
early 15c., from Medieval Latin hernialis, from hernia (see hernia).
late 14c., hirnia, from Latin hernia "a rupture," related to hira "intestine," PIE *ghere- "gut, entrail" (see yarn). The re-Latinized spelling is from 17c. Related: Herniated (1879).
- The protrusion of an organ or other bodily structure through the wall that normally contains it.
- A condition in which an organ or body part, such as the intestine, protrudes through an opening in the body structure that normally contains it.