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Incisional Hernia

Conditions Related to Incisional Hernia

There are several types of hernias that affect both male and female members. Typically, these hernias are characterized by tears or openings that allow another organ, tissue, muscle, and/or fat to protrude in another space.  
The following are conditions related to incisional hernia: 
  • Hiatal hernia - causes the upper stomach to protrude through the diaphragm into the chest cavity. Additional, this hernia includes:
    • Sliding hiatal hernia 
    • Paraesophageal hiatal hernia (rarest form of hiatal hernias). 
    • Esophageal hiatal hernia   
  • Inguinal hernia - causes the intestine to protrude through abdominal wall into the groin area (most common in men). 
  • Umbilical hernia - a hernia that occurs near the belly button. 
  • Epigastric hernia - weakness, opening, and/or tear in upper abdominal region that allows protrusion. 
  • Femoral hernia - appear in the upper groin and are more common in women than men.   

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