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hernia(her·nia)
1. incisional (ventral) Area in a surgical incision that weakens over time allowing a bulge to form. Treated by surgery often at the time of tummy tuck by bringing the solid edges of the hernia together. 2. internal  an abnormal opening within the abdominal cavity through which a loop of bowel can protrude. In gastic bypass, may occur under the roux limb, along side the roux limb, or through the jejeunojejunostomy mesentary. Generally prevented by careful suture closure of these potential pathways.