Meaning of Richter's hernia in English:

Richter's hernia

Pronunciation /ˈrɪktəz ˈhəːnɪə/


  • Herniation of the intestine involving part of the circumference of its wall only, typically leaving the lumen open; an instance of this.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Lancet. From the genitive of the name of August Gottlieb Richter, German surgeon, who described the condition in 1778 + hernia.