Definition: An abdominal hernia with an external bulge in the GROIN region. It can be classified by the location of herniation. Indirect inguinal hernias occur through the internal inguinal ring. Direct inguinal hernias occur through defects in the ABDOMINAL WALL (transversalis fascia) in Hesselbach's triangle. The former type is commonly seen in children and young adults; the latter in adults.
Other names Inguinal Hernia; Inguinal Hernias, Indirect; Inguinal Hernias, Direct; Inguinal Hernias; Indirect Inguinal Hernias; Indirect Inguinal Hernia; Hernias, Inguinal; Hernias, Indirect Inguinal; Hernias, Direct Inguinal; Hernia, Indirect Inguinal; Hernia, Direct Inguinal; Direct Inguinal Hernias; Direct Inguinal Hernia; Inguinal Hernia, Indirect; Inguinal Hernia, Direct