parietal hernia


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pa·ri·e·tal her·ni·a

a hernia in which only a portion of the wall of the intestine is engaged.

parietal hernia

pa·ri·e·tal her·ni·a

(pă-rī'ĕ-tăl hĕr'nē-ă)
A hernia in which only a portion of the wall of the intestine is engaged.
Synonym(s): Littré hernia (1) , Richter hernia.

Littré,

Alexis, French anatomist, 1658-1726.
Littré glands - numerous mucous glands in the wall of the penile urethra. Synonym(s): glands of the male urethra
Littré hernia - a hernia in which only a portion of the wall of the intestine is engaged. Synonym(s): parietal hernia

Richter,

August G., German surgeon, 1742-1812.
Monro-Richter line - see under Monro, Alexander, Jr
Richter forceps
Richter hernia - a hernia in which only a portion of the wall of the intestine is engaged. Synonym(s): parietal hernia
Richter operation
Richter retractor
Richter scissors
Richter-Monro line - Synonym(s): Monro-Richter line

parietal

1. of or pertaining to the walls of an organ or cavity.
2. pertaining to or located near the parietal bone.

parietal block
abnormal electrical conduction through the left branch of the bundle of His.
parietal bone
one of two quadrilateral bones forming the sides and roof of the cranium. See Table 10.
parietal cells
cells of the proper gastric mucosa that secrete hydrochloric acid. Called also oxyntic cells.
parietal decidua
see parietal decidua.
parietal hernia
when only the antimesenteric edge of the intestine is incarcerated in the defect of body wall or mesentery.
parietal lobe
the upper central portion of the cerebral hemisphere, between the frontal and occipital lobes, and above the temporal lobe. In the human brain, it is the receptive area for fine sensory stimuli, and the highest integration and coordination of sensory information is carried on in this area. Damage to the parietal lobe can produce defects in vision and aphasia.
parietal peritoneum, parietal pleura
that part of the serous membrane that invests the wall of the cavity, as distinct from the visceral part.