epigastric hernia


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ep·i·gas·tric her·ni·a

hernia through the linea alba above the navel.

epigastric hernia

the protrusion of an internal organ through the linea alba.

ep·i·gas·tric her·ni·a

(ep'i-gas'trik hĕr'nē-ă)
Hernia through the linea alba above the navel.

epigastric hernia

A hernia through a defect in the linea alba above the umbilicus.
See also: hernia
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Incisional, femoral and most surprising to many, even epigastric hernia have all been found to occur in women.
In adult women and men alike, the primary symptoms of epigastric hernia can be felt in the higher portions of the stomach, sometimes accompanied by a bulge in the abdomen.
Epigastric hernias are produced by a defect in the linea alba at a level between the xiphoid process and the umbilicus.