Abdominal hernia

Abdominal herniations may be congenital or acquired and come with varying eponyms. They are distinguished primarily based on location and content. 75-80% of all hernias occur in the inguinal region.

Content of the hernia is variable, and may include:

Complications predominantly relate to bowel incarceration, strangulation and intestinal obstruction. Diaphragmatic hernias in infancy also may have pulmonary hypoplasia as a complication, if the hernia is large enough.

Classification
  1. external herniation
    • ventral: anterior and lateral abdominal hernias
    • dorsal
    • groin: most common
  2. diaphragmatic herniations
  3. internal herniations
Subclassification
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Article Information

rID: 827
Sections: Gamuts, Classifications
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Abdominal hernias
  • Abdominal wall hernias
  • Abdominal wall hernia
  • Abdominal herniation
  • Abdominal wall herniation

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    Case 1: indirect inguinal hernia
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    Case 2: bilateral direct inguinal herniation
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    Case 3: femoral hernia
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    Case 4: obturator hernia
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    Case 5: incisional hernia
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    Case 6: Spigelian hernia
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    Case 7: incisional hernia : on ulltrasound
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    Case 8: umbilical hernia : on ultrasound
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    Case 9: Richter hernia
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    Case 10: sliding hiatal hernia
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    Case 11: hiatal and morgagni hernias
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    Case 12: para-oesophageal hiatal hernia
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    Case 15: posterior rectus sheath hernia
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