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Definition of «Velpeau hernia»

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

Named for the 19th-century Paris surgeon Alfred Armand Louis Marie Velpeau (1795-1867). A kind of bandage and a type of fracture are also named for Velpeau.

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