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Definition of «Hernia, Velpeau»

Hernia, Velpeau: A Velpeau hernia is a femoral hernia in front of the femoral blood vessels in the groin. (A hernia ("rupture") is a protrusion of tissue through the wall of a cavity in which it is normally contained.)

The Velpeau hernia is named for the French surgeon of the same name (1795-1867). A kind of bandage and a type of fracture are also named for him.

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