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Spigelian hernia is a rare type of hernia of the abdominal wall, an area located between the fascia of the anterior rectus muscle and the sheaths of the lateral muscles (external, internal and transverse obliques).
They are located below the greater and lesser oblique so it is also called interparietal hernia.
A hernia is a weakness in the abdominal wall that makes the organs or structures inside the abdomen protrude (herniate), causing a lump to appear. This lump can appear in different areas, but the groin and the navel are the most frequent.
How many people are affected by Spigelian hernia?
This type of hernia is very rare, and accounts for 0.1-2% of all abdominal wall hernias. The percentage of abdominal wall surgery is considered to be 12-15%. It affects middle-aged people (aged 40-65 years), particularly women, and is equally common on both sides.
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