Supravesical hernia

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 27 Dec 2020

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

Pathology

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.

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: internal supravesical hernia
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