strangulated hernia


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strangulated hernia

[′straŋ·gyə‚lād·əd ′hər·nē·ə]
(medicine)
A hernia involving the intestine in which circulation of the blood and fecal current are blocked.
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Preoperative diagnosis requires a high degree of clinical suspicion and awareness and is extremely difficult, because the symptoms are non-typical and depend on the extent of peri-appendicular inflammation and the presence or absence of peritoneal contamination and usually point to incarcerated or strangulated hernia.
Doctors at King's College Hospital quickly diagnosed a strangulated hernia and kept me in until they could operate.
Pat died of a strangulated hernia at University Hospital, in Coventry, on February 1.
1 Various causes of intestinal obstruction are adhesions, band obstruction, strangulated hernia, inflammatory stricture, neoplasm and worms.
If the patient is unstable or has a strangulated hernia the operation may have to be performed in stages (5, 6).
HARDLY had the ink dried on last week's missive about the mispronunciation of Welsh place names when my ears were battered by a professional actor suffering from a strangulated hernia.
At three months old he suffered a strangulated hernia and had to undergo an operation at Alder Hey hospital.
In a few rare cases, a strangulated hernia can be life-threatening, so treatment is vital.
A strangulated hernia occurs when a portion of bowel loses its circulatory support within the hernial sac and becomes necrotic, a surgical emergency.
Ken had a nasty scare in 2008 though when he suffered a strangulated hernia.
Mrs Alker, from Mountfield Court, Orrell, had been fit and healthy before suffering a strangulated hernia in April 2003.