An abdominal hernia occurs when soft tissue has pushed through the abdominal wall. A ventral hernia is a hernia that develops in the front of the abdomen. Types of ventral hernias include:

  • Incisional hernia—develops along a previous surgical incision
  • Epigastric hernia—develops along the upper abdominal wall below the chest
  • Spigelian hernia—rare and develops along the side of the abdominal wall

Some hernias may not need treatment. Others can require surgery. Some hernias can be serious and require immediate medical attention.

Ventral Hernia
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