Strangulated hernia
Hernia Her"ni*a, n.; pl. E. {Hernias}, L. {Herni[ae]}. [L.] (Med.) A protrusion, consisting of an organ or part which has escaped from its natural cavity, and projects through some natural or accidental opening in the walls of the latter; as, hernia of the brain, of the lung, or of the bowels. Hernia of the abdominal viscera in most common. Called also {rupture}. [1913 Webster]

{Strangulated hernia}, a hernia so tightly compressed in some part of the channel through which it has been protruded as to arrest its circulation, and produce swelling of the protruded part. It may occur in recent or chronic hernia, but is more common in the latter. [1913 Webster]


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  • Strangulated hernia — Strangulated Stran gu*la ted, a. 1. (Med.) Having the circulation stopped by compression; attended with arrest or obstruction of circulation, caused by constriction or compression; as, a strangulated hernia. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Contracted at …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strangulated hernia — n a hernia in which the blood supply of the herniated viscus is so constricted by swelling and congestion as to arrest its circulation * * * an incarcerated hernia that is so tightly constricted as to compromise the blood supply of the contents… …   Medical dictionary

  • strangulated hernia — noun : a hernia in which the blood supply of the herniated viscus is so constricted by swelling and congestion as to arrest its circulation * * * a hernia, esp. of the intestine, that swells and constricts the blood supply of the herniated part,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • strangulated hernia — a hernia, esp. of the intestine, that swells and constricts the blood supply of the herniated part, resulting in obstruction and gangrene. * * * …   Universalium

  • Strangulated — Stran gu*la ted, a. 1. (Med.) Having the circulation stopped by compression; attended with arrest or obstruction of circulation, caused by constriction or compression; as, a strangulated hernia. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Contracted at irregular… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hernia — Her ni*a, n.; pl. E. {Hernias}, L. {Herni[ae]}. [L.] (Med.) A protrusion, consisting of an organ or part which has escaped from its natural cavity, and projects through some natural or accidental opening in the walls of the latter; as, hernia of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hernia — hernial, adj. /herr nee euh/, n., pl. hernias, herniae / nee ee /. Pathol. the protrusion of an organ or tissue through an opening in its surrounding walls, esp. in the abdominal region. Cf. hiatus hernia, strangulated hernia. [1350 1400; ME < L …   Universalium

  • Hernia — A general term referring to a protrusion of a tissue through the wall of the cavity in which it is normally contained. More specifically, a hernia often refers to an opening or weakness in the muscular structure of the wall of the abdomen. This… …   Medical dictionary

  • strangulated — stran|gu|lat|ed [ˈstræŋgjuleıtıd] adj 1.) technical if a part of your ↑bowel is strangulated, it becomes tightly pressed or twisted so that the flow of blood stops ▪ a strangulated hernia 2.) written if someone s voice sounds strangulated, they… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Hernia — Classification and external resources Frontal chest X ray showing a hernia of Morgagni ICD 10 K …   Wikipedia

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