Supravesical hernia

Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Yahya Baba et al.

Supravesical hernias (alternative plural: herniae) are a type of abdominal hernia in which viscera protrude through the supravesical fossa.


Laxity with failure of the transversalis fascia and the transversus abdominis muscle are the main cause of supravesical hernias in virgin abdomens 1,2.

Supravesical hernias are divided into two types, based on the anatomical location of the hernial sac:

History and etymology

Supravesical hernia were first reported by Sir Astley Cooper (1768–1841) in 1804 1,3.

Article information

rID: 85414
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Supravesical herniae
  • Supravesical hernias

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: internal supravesical hernia
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