Epigastric hernia

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr M Venkatesh et al.

Epigastric hernias, also known as fatty hernias of the linea alba, occur ventrally through a defect in the linea alba superior the umbilicus.

Pathology

Risk factors

Radiographic features

Ultrasound

Shows a midline defect which is usually small with or without herniation of omental/properitoneal fat. Bowel or stomach rarely herniates in an epigastric hernia unless there is a large defect.

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rID: 25487
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Fatty hernia of linea alba
  • Epigastric herniation

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