Types of Hernia

    It is very difficult to put up an exhaustive list or types of hernias since many organs or parts of organs can herniate through many orifices. The four major types of Hernia are as follows:

  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

Inguinal Hernia

  • 75% of all abdominal-wall hernias are Inguinal Hernia
  • Its more common in men than in women (27% lifetime risk in men and 3% in women)
  • Inguinal hernias are divided into two different types, direct and indirect
  • Both of these occur in the area where the skin of the thigh joins the torso (the inguinal crease).
  • But both of these have different origins and for the purpose of treatment of Inguinal Hernia, it is important to diagnosis the exact type of Inguinal Hernia