What is a Hernia? - Definition & Types


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A hernia is the protrusion of an organ or other body tissue through _____ or tissue that holds it in place.

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1. Which of the following is NOT a type of hernia?

2. Which of the following is a type of hernia that occurs in babies and children only?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using the worksheet and quiz, see how much you know about hernias. The meaning of a hernia and the different types are topics you need to know for the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These topics are covered on the quiz:

  • Types of hernias
  • A hernia that happens a lot in men
  • Characteristics of a hiatal hernia

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about a type of hernia that occurs in only children and babies
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the meaning of a hernia and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different types of hernias

Additional Learning

If you'd like to review more, access the lesson called What is a Hernia? - Definition & Types. Goals you can complete include:

  • Identify hernia symptoms
  • Compare and contrast the different type of hernias
  • Review statistics regarding different hernias