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What are the weak points in the abdominal cavity?

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In brief: Hernias

Weak points in the anatomy are the reason patients have hernias.
The most common place is the inguinal/groin region. Next is the umbilicus/belly button and femoral hernias. Other placed are at abdominal wall incisions from previous surgeries, the esophageal hiatus in the diaphragm/hiatal hernias, or spigelian hernias less commonly in the lateral abdominal wall.

In brief: Hernias

Weak points in the anatomy are the reason patients have hernias.
The most common place is the inguinal/groin region. Next is the umbilicus/belly button and femoral hernias. Other placed are at abdominal wall incisions from previous surgeries, the esophageal hiatus in the diaphragm/hiatal hernias, or spigelian hernias less commonly in the lateral abdominal wall.
Dr. Matthew Kissner
Dr. Matthew Kissner
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In brief: Congenital or surgic

Esophgeal hiatus, umbilicus, prior surgical incisions, inguinal ring, sites of a spigelean, diaphragmatic and/or and richter's hernias.

In brief: Congenital or surgic

Esophgeal hiatus, umbilicus, prior surgical incisions, inguinal ring, sites of a spigelean, diaphragmatic and/or and richter's hernias.
Dr. Mark Aranson
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Right and left groin

The weak spots in the muscular abdominal wall are at the right and left groin.
With repeated pressure, persistent pressure, and increasing age, a person becomes more likely to get a hernia at one or both weak spots. A hernia bulging outwards is a "direct" hernia (more in older people), and one that points downward into the scrotum (men) or labia majora (women; uncommon) is an "indirect hernia".

In brief: Right and left groin

The weak spots in the muscular abdominal wall are at the right and left groin.
With repeated pressure, persistent pressure, and increasing age, a person becomes more likely to get a hernia at one or both weak spots. A hernia bulging outwards is a "direct" hernia (more in older people), and one that points downward into the scrotum (men) or labia majora (women; uncommon) is an "indirect hernia".
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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