strangulated hernia

noun

: a hernia in which the blood supply of the herniated viscus is so constricted by swelling and congestion as to arrest its circulation

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“Strangulated hernia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/strangulated%20hernia. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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