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Ventral Hernia

What is Ventral Hernia?

Ventral Hernia occurs when an abdominal tissue or an organ pushes through a weak spot in the abdomen to protrude through a cavity muscle area. This forms a bulge in the belly area. Ventral Hernia can be seen at the site of previous abdominal procedure, navel and groin.

What causes Ventral Hernia?

There are many factors responsible for the development of Ventral Hernia, namely:

  • Congenital defect
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • History of previous hernia
  • Previous abdominal surgery done
  • Injuries to the bowel area
  • Family background of hernia
  • Lifting heavy objects frequently
What are the symptoms of Ventral Hernia?

The most common symptoms of Ventral Hernia include:

  • Severe pain at the site of hernia
  • Discomfort in abdominal region
  • Outward bulge in abdominal area
  • Nausea and vomiting
How can Ventral Hernia be treated?

Ventral Hernia is usually treated by surgery. In case, this hernia is left untreated, it can enlarge over a period of time and can lead to severe consequences.

Various surgical methods used to treat Ventral Hernia are:

  • Mesh placement surgery
  • Laparoscopic repair
  • Open surgery