internal hernia


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internal hernia

[in′tərn·əl ′hər·nē·ə]
(medicine)
A hernia of intraabdominal contents occurring within the abdominal cavity.
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Small bowel obstruction and internal hernias during pregnancy after gastric bypass surgery.
Internal hernias after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: incidence, treatment and prevention.
Paraduodenal hernia continues to be the most common type of internal hernia (50%) in the abdomen without prior surgery [3, 4] compared with trans-mesenteric hernia in which the incidence ranged from 8 to 10% [5, 6].
Chen listed these as persistent iron deficiency anemia, peripheral neuropathy secondary to vitamin deficiency, reoperation, shock, or internal hernia.