Chapter 40. Hernias

  1. Joe J. Tjandra MBBS, MD, FRACS, FRCS(Eng), FRCPS, FASCRS1,
  2. Gordon J.A. Clunie MB, ChB, ChM, DSc, FRCS(Eng, Edin), FRACS2,
  3. Andrew H. Kaye MBBS, MD, FRACS3 and
  4. Julian A. Smith MBBS, MS, FRACS, FACS4
  1. David M. A. Francis

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757819.ch40

Textbook of Surgery, Third Edition

Textbook of Surgery, Third Edition

How to Cite

Francis, D. M. A. (2006) Hernias, in Textbook of Surgery, Third Edition (eds J. J. Tjandra, G. J.A. Clunie, A. H. Kaye and J. A. Smith), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757819.ch40

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Colorectal Surgeon and Surgical Oncologist, Associate Professor of Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Epworth Hospital, University of Melbourne

  2. 2

    Emeritus Professor of Surgery, University of Melbourne

  3. 3

    James Stewart Professor of Surgery and Head of Department of Surgery The University of Melbourne, The Royal Melbourne Hospital Director of Neurosurgery and Director, The Melbourne Neuroscience Centre The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 4

    Professor of Surgery, Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Monash Medical Centre, Monash University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405126274

Online ISBN: 9780470757819



  • richter's hernia;
  • inguinal hernia;
  • hernioplasty;
  • laparoscopy;
  • femoral hernia


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Components of a hernia

  • Predisposing factors

  • Complications

  • Principles of treatment

  • Inguinal hernia

  • Femoral hernia

  • Incisional hernia

  • Epigastric hernia

  • Umbilical hernia in children

  • Para-umbilical hernia in adults

  • Hernias related to intestinal stomas

  • Spigelian hernia

  • Lumbar hernias

  • Obturator hernia

  • Sciatic hernias

  • Further reading

  • MCQs