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La hernia inguinal es el resultado de la protrusión de un órgano, por lo general el intestino grueso, a través de un punto débil o rasgadura de la delgada pared muscular del abdomen. Las hernias inguinales pueden provocar una restricción del abastecimiento de sangre hacia el intestino herniado a través de dicho defecto y, como consecuencia, causar una emergencia médica.
- Last reviewed on 12/10/2012
- Robert A. Cowles, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, and Stephanie Slon.
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