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Can a ventral hernia get larger in time ? Bulge at a scar on the stomach area

Can a ventral hernia get larger in time ? Bulge at a scar on the stomach area

Yes & reason 2 treat: Certain it can get bigger with time and is a good reason to treat when smaller. See a general surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the dorsal and ventral surfaces on humans?

What are the dorsal and ventral surfaces on humans?

Anatomic Position: During the study of Human Anatomy, it is important to understand what "anatomic position" is. Anatomic position is when a human is facing forward, with the arms an hands at the side, with the palms facing forward. Everything in the front in anatomic position is ventral, everything behind is dorsal. That does not change if the limb position changes. For the foot, the "top" is dorsal. ...Read more

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What is effacement of the ventral thecal sac?

Basically, it means : There is slight or minimal compression externally placed onto the outer covering of the spinal cord which can be from a variety of conditions usually not leading to any neurologic findings or even symptoms. ...Read more

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What is severe bilateral defomity of the ventral sac and cord?

What is severe bilateral defomity of the ventral sac and cord?

Omphalocele: This could be omphalocele with or without rupture and extra-abdominal location of major organs. But multiple possibilities exist. Be sure to get your ultrasound from an expert. ...Read more

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What happens if a ventral hernia ruptures?

What happens if a ventral hernia ruptures?

Strangulated hernia: The greatest danger of a hernia is the risk of strangulation. This occurs as a result of the intestines becoming trapped in the hernia and the blood supply becoming constricted. This is a sequela of an incarcerated hernia (one in which the hernia cannot be pushed back in). Incarcerated hernias should be evaluated immediately to prevent strangulation. ...Read more

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What does effacement of ventral CSF mean?

What does effacement of ventral CSF mean?

Imaging study: This is often noted when there is suspicion of a herniated nucleus pulposis as a cause of low back problems. Something is in the space that should be occupied by the cerebrospinal fluid. ...Read more

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Do ventral hernias cause problems in children?

Do ventral hernias cause problems in children?

Sometimes: A ventral hernia is any hernia that is present along the front surface of the abdominal wall. This is most often seen at the umbilicus (belly button). Umbilical hernias in children are very common. It is generally recommended to wait till after age 5 to repair these hernias unless the child is having pain due to the hernia or it is very large, since they will often close spontaneously. ...Read more

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What are some common causes of ventral hernias?

What are some common causes of ventral hernias?

Congenital/BornWith : A ventral hernia is a defect in the musculature of the front of the abdominal wall. This occurs most commonly at the belly button, arising from a defect that many people are born with. Ventral hernias are also common after prior abdominal surgery--these are called incisional hernias. Regardless of its origin, these will occur more commonly after heavy lifting, obesity, etc. ...Read more

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What is mild effacement of the ventral CSF space?

CSF: It depends on the clinical situation. What is the background information for gettig the mri? ...Read more