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  • n. Plural form of hernia.


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  • The poor creatures are often placed in a little hut built for the purpose, and are left without any assistance whatever, and the numbers of umbilical herniae which are met with in consequence is very great.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • They looked after wounds, ulcers, absces - ses, fractures, dislocations, diseases of the skin and venereal diseases, tumors, possibly also cataracts, herniae, and stones of the bladder.


  • The apparent confusion between these two passages is easily relieved by the explanation that inguinal or other herniae not extending into the scrotum are called by Gilbert ruptures of the siphac, but scrotal hernia is classed with other troubles located in the scrotum as hernia.

    Gilbertus Anglicus Medicine of the Thirteenth Century

  • The most common forms of herniae happen at those localities where the abdominal walls are traversed by the bloodvessels on their way to the outstanding organs, and where, in consequence, the walls of the abdomen have become weakened.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • The structure which is named Poupart's ligament in connexion with inguinal herniae, is named the femoral or crural arch (Gimbernat) in relation to femoral hernia.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • The exact position which the epigastric, L, Plate 31, and spermatic vessels, M, bear in respect to the internal ring, is a point of chief importance in the surgical anatomy of the groin; for the various forms of herniae which protrude through this part have an intimate relation to these vessels.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • In both kinds of inguinal herniae, the neck of the sac is described as being occasionally the seat of stricture, and it certainly is so; but never from a cause originating in itself per se, or independently of adjacent structures.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • Sir Astley Cooper states his having met with three internal inguinal herniae in each inguinal region.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • So small is the line of separation described between these herniae by the ligament, that this (so to express the idea) stands in the character of an arch, which, at the same time, supports an aqueduct (the inguinal canal) and spans a road (the femoral sheath.)

    Surgical Anatomy

  • This fact has its practical application in connexion with the reduction of herniae.

    Surgical Anatomy


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