incarcerated hernia


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incarcerated hernia

[in′kär·sə‚rād·əd ′hər·nē·ə]
(medicine)
A hernia in which the intestinal loop is permanently trapped in the hernia sac.
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If a child has an incarcerated hernia, the immediate action to take is to see a specialist like Dr.
Strangulation - In some cases, an incarcerated hernia might cut off blood flow to part of the intestine.
Colonoscopy is a relatively safe procedure with well recognized complications of bleeding and perforation, moreover rare occurrences such as are splenic injury, pneumomediastinum, pneumothorax, incarcerated hernia, ileus and diverticulitis are described in the literature (1,2,4).
The case study reported in the Stem Cell Discovery involved a 58 year old woman suffering from PBC who developed an incarcerated hernia and uncontrolled hydrothorax after undergoing UDCA treatment.