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Hernia, Femoral MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Hernia, Femoral
Tree Number(s)
C23.300.707.374.750
Unique ID
D006550
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006550
Scope Note
A groin hernia occurring inferior to the inguinal ligament and medial to the FEMORAL VEIN and FEMORAL ARTERY. The femoral hernia sac has a small neck but may enlarge considerably when it enters the subcutaneous tissue of the thigh. It is caused by defects in the ABDOMINAL WALL.
Entry Term(s)
Femoral Hernia
NLM Classification #
WI 965
Public MeSH Note
80; was FEMORAL HERNIA 1963-79
Online Note
use HERNIA, FEMORAL to search FEMORAL HERNIA 1966-79
History Note
80; was FEMORAL HERNIA 1963-79
Date Established
1980/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2006/07/05
Hernia, Femoral Preferred
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