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Abdominal hernia

There are numerous types of abdominal herniation in many locations and with many eponymous names. Overall 75-80% of all hernias occur in inguinal region.

Content of the hernia is also variable, and may include:

Complications predominantly relate to bowel incarceration, strangulation and intestinal obstruction. Diaphragmatic hernias in infancy also may have pulmonary hypoplasia as a complication, if the hernia is large enough.

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