An epigastric hernia occurs ventrally through a defect in linea alba superior the umbilicus. It is also known as a fatty hernia of linea alba.
Shows a midline defect which are usually small with or with out herniation of omental/properitoneal fat . Bowel or stomach is rarely herniated in epigastris hernia unless there is a large defect .
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Synonyms & Alternative Spellings
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