Hernia (general)

Dr Daniel J Bell et al.

Hernias (or herniae) are a common pathological entity, in which an anatomical structure passes into an abnormal location via an opening.

The opening may be a normal physiological aperture (e.g. hiatus hernia: stomach passes through the diaphragmatic esophageal hiatus) or pathological. 
Iatrogenic herniae also occur, e.g. port site hernia, incisional hernia, etc.

Share article

Article information

rID: 71235
Section: Pathology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Hernias (term)
  • Herniae (term)

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.