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As between a ventral hernia and an incisional hernia?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: The same.
A ventrlal hernia is a hole anywhere along the front or ventral surface of the abdominal wall.
An incisional hernia is a type of ventral hernia that forms after the abdominal wall is weakened by prior surgery.

In brief: The same.
A ventrlal hernia is a hole anywhere along the front or ventral surface of the abdominal wall.
An incisional hernia is a type of ventral hernia that forms after the abdominal wall is weakened by prior surgery.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: See below
Sometimes these terms are used interchangeably.
Ventral hernia usually refers to a hernia that occurs in the anterior abdominal wall. These may be primary (occurring without prior surgery) or secondary to an operative incision. Incisional hernias are just that - hernias that occur in an old operative incision. These are usually in the anterior abdominal wall as well.

In brief: See below
Sometimes these terms are used interchangeably.
Ventral hernia usually refers to a hernia that occurs in the anterior abdominal wall. These may be primary (occurring without prior surgery) or secondary to an operative incision. Incisional hernias are just that - hernias that occur in an old operative incision. These are usually in the anterior abdominal wall as well.
Dr. Michael Sawyer
Dr. Michael Sawyer
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In brief: Different
Ventral means front and can be diastasis , umbilical or otherwise without prior surgery! incisional is in an area of an incision meaning prior surgery.

In brief: Different
Ventral means front and can be diastasis , umbilical or otherwise without prior surgery! incisional is in an area of an incision meaning prior surgery.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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