A 18-year-old female asked:
what is a spigelian hernias and were is found. how do you treat it also?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 39 years experience
Abdomen: This is an unusual hernia in the lower, outer abdomen. It needs to be surgically repaired.
General Surgery 31 years experience
A little to the side: These hernias are holes just to the side of the "six pack" muscle, usually in the lower abdomen. Repair requires an operation, often done laparoscopically. Hope this helps!
Last updated Sep 30, 2013
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