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Diseases » Ventral Hernia » Glossary

Glossary for Ventral Hernia

  • Abdominal Hernia: A protrusion of the intraabdominal contents through a defect in the abdominal wall
  • Abdominal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the abdominal region.
  • Abdominal distension: also known as ascites is pathologic fluid accumulation within the abdominal cavity
  • Chromosome 19q, partial duplication: A rare chromosomal disorder where the long arm of chromosome is triplicated. The type and severity of symptoms is determined by the size of the duplicated genetic portion.
  • Constipation: Difficult or dry bowel movements
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Obesity: An increase in the body weight greater than that required for normal function that is characterised by the accumulation of excessive fat
  • Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.


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