epigastric hernia


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Related to epigastric hernia: Epigastric pain, Spigelian hernia

ep·i·gas·tric her·ni·a

hernia through the linea alba above the navel.

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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small umbilical and epigastric hernias: Concomitant rectus diastasis is
The patients of age more than 18 years and of either gender with a clinical and ultrasonographic diagnosis of having incisional, umbilical/paraumbilical or epigastric hernia were include in the study.
Large epigastric hernia are common and usually more unsightly than painful.
Twenty two patients were having paraumblical hernia, 20 patients with epigastric hernia and 8 patients with umbilical hernia .
of pts.) IPOM TAPP Incisional Hernia 19 Paraumblical Hernia 12 10 Umblical Hernia 1 1 Epigastric Hernia 1 4 TOTAL 33 15 Table 3: No.
On examination, vitals are stable and there was a reducible epigastric hernia measuring 5x5 cms with bilateral direct inguinal hernias.
Incidence of Incisional Hernia: Out of 450 cases of hernias operated 81.25% constitutes inguinal hernia, 7.5% constitute incisional hernia, 8.75% constitute umbilical and paraumbilical hernias, 0.62% constitute femoral hernia, 1.87% constitute epigastric hernia.
Other types of hernia Epigastric hernias can develop in the midline between the navel and breastbone and are three times more common in men.