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Internal Hernia: Types, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

It refers to a congenital condition that consists of an intra-abdominal hernia. Internal Hernias are protrusions of viscera through the peritoneum (a serous membrane that covers the walls of the abdominal cavity and surrounds every organ in that area) towards another section of the abdominal cavity. Such a hernia can also occur through the mesentery (a double-layer of… Read More »