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1

Indirect hernia; internal abdominal ring normal; typically in infants, children, small adults

Type I

2

Indirect hernia; internal ring enlarged without impingement on the floor of the inguinal canal; does not extend to the scrotum

Type II

3

Direct hernia; size is not taken into account

Type IIIA

4

Indirect hernia that has enlarged enough to encroach upon the posterior inguinal wall; indirect sliding or scrotal hernias are usually placed in this category because they are commonly associated with extension to the direct space; also includes pantaloon hernias

Type IIIB

5

Femoral hernia

Type IIIC

6

Recurrent hernia; modifiers A–D are sometimes added, which correspond to indirect, direct, femoral, and mixed, respectively

Type IV