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irreducible hernia

irreducible hernia in Medicine

irreducible hernia n.
A hernia that cannot be reduced without surgery. Also called incarcerated hernia.

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  • An irreducible hernia is one that can not be returned into the abdomen, and yet does not cause any pain or uneasiness.

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