Hernia

Specialty of Surgery

A hernia is the outward displacement of an organ or tissue of the cavity is normally housed. The patient notices a lump on the part of the body where it develops. The causes can be diverse, being congenital, acquired (obesity, constipation, physical exertion) or traumatic (for any impact or blow). The type of hernia depends on its location: femoral (upper thigh), more common in women; hiatal (upper part of the stomach); surgical or hernia (a poorly closed scar); umbilical (around the navel), which usually occurs when not heal well after birth; and inguinal (groin), more common in men.

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