Hernia sac. Definition

Medical Definition: hernia sac

Peritoneal bag that always accompanies any hernia of anterior abdominal wall, which contains the abdominal viscera herniated into the interior and is the deepest layer of the wall hernia (below the skin, subcutaneous fat and, sometimes, fascias and muscles). Where there is no hernia sac can not diagnose a hernia. Most of the time the surgical treatment of hernia requires removal of the sac. View hernia, hernia, peritoneum.

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