inguinal hernia

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hernia in which a loop of intestine enters the inguinal canal

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Lotheissen (1878) described the high approach through the posterior wall of the inguinal canal; its disadvantage is the increased incidence of subsequent direct inguinal hernia through the disrupted posterior wall.
If the femoral vein is not compressed, a direct inguinal hernia is expected.
Direct inguinal hernias occur in Hesselbach's triangle, and therefore, the hernia neck lies medial to the IEA.
Furthermore, indirect and direct inguinal hernias occur in a more anterior plane than do femoral hernias.
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