A hernia is a condition in which a part of an organ, such as the bowel, or fatty tissue pushes out through a weak spot in the surrounding abdominal muscles called fascia. The common types of hernia, such as Umbilical hernia, Groin hernia, and Incisional hernia, can be easily diagnosed and treated; however, some types of lesser-reported hernias are difficult to diagnose. These hernias are collectively called “rare hernias” and their treatment requires the expertise of rare hernia surgeons.
Types of Rare Hernia
- Spigelian Hernia
Spigelian hernia is a rare type of hernia that is usually small in size, and therefore, difficult to diagnose. Spigelian hernia tends to affect older people in the age group of 50-60 years, and the herniation occurs below the navel or belly button. The typical symptom of a Spigelian hernia is pain in the abdominal area, and the presence can be confirmed by an ultrasound and a CT scan. This type of rare hernia has a narrow neck and may lead to strangulation, calling for the immediate attention of a rare hernia surgeon. Spigelian hernia involves the risk of incarceration and a rare hernia surgery is required to fix the herniation. In this type of rare hernia surgery repair, the contents of the hernia sac are reduced followed by placing it back in the peritoneal cavity.
- Obturator Hernia
In obturator hernia, the abdominal contents protrude through the obturator canal that connects the pelvis to the thigh. Although the obturator canal prevents hernial protrusions, weakening of the area may lead to the formation of the hernial sac. Obturator hernia can prove fatal as the intestines can pass into the hernial sac, causing incarceration and strangulation, cutting off the blood supply to the intestine. The first sign of an obturator hernia is pain in the inner thigh, as the hernial protrusion presses against the obturator nerve. A rare hernia surgeon can diagnose the problem through imaging tests, such as CT scan.
The treatment of obturator hernia involves a surgery that can be open or laparoscopic. The procedure aims at reducing the contents of the hernial sac and the extraperitoneal fat in the obturator canal.
- Lumbar Hernia
A lumbar hernia is another type of rare hernia that develops through the superior or inferior lumbar of the posterior part of abdominal wall. It can be congenital and may lead to incarceration or strangulation of the intestine due to its large neck. The treatment of this type of hernia requires a surgical repair using a prosthetic mesh.
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