Epigastric Hernia

An epigastric hernia appears through the abdominal wall, between the bottom of the breastbone and the navel. Both men and women may have this type of hernia, which usually occurs as a result of a congenital weakness, combined with an along the midline intra-abdominal pressure.

These hernias of the pre-peritoneal and peritoneal fat through the fibres of the rectus sheath which decussate in the midline (white line) between the xiphoid process and the umbilicus. Epigastric hernias often not reduced, of fascial defects invariably small, sometimes multiple and often cause discomfort disproportionate to its size. It is easy to repair them through a vertical incision in the skin.

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