Condition

Spigelian Hernia

Description

 

A Spigelian hernia is a hernia through the spigelian fascia, which is the aponeurotic layer between the rectus abdominis muscle medially, and the semilunar line laterally. These hernias almost always develop at or below the linea arcuata, probably because of the lack of posterior rectus sheath. These are generally interparietal hernias, meaning that they do not lie below the subcutaneous fat but penetrate between the muscles of the abdominal wall; therefore, there is often no notable swelling.
 
Spigelian hernias are usually small and therefore risk of strangulation is high. Most occur on the right side.  Compared to other types of hernias they are rare. Source: Wikipedia

Other names

lateral ventral hernia

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Specialities

Procedures

Medical centres

Hospitals

Vithas Xanit International Hospital Avenida de los Argonautas, s/n Benalmádena
Hospital El Angel Calle Corregidor Nicolás Isidro 16 Málaga

Professionals

General Surgery,Digestive System