"Hernia, Femoral" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A groin hernia occurring inferior to the inguinal ligament and medial to the FEMORAL VEIN and FEMORAL ARTERY. The femoral hernia sac has a small neck but may enlarge considerably when it enters the subcutaneous tissue of the thigh. It is caused by defects in the ABDOMINAL WALL.
- Hernia, Femoral
- Femoral Hernia
- Femoral Hernias
- Hernias, Femoral
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