An abdominal hernia is a piece of the intestine or other organ protruding through an opening in the abdominal wall, as described by the Journal of the American Medical Association. Hernias occur where the abdominal wall ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Trusses, binders and corsets form the most common pre-operative treatment for an abdominal hernia, while surgery is the recommended treatment, as stated by Medscape. Undergoing hernia repair as an elective procedure has ... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Diagrams of intestinal hernias are available on the California Hernia Specialists website, as of 2015. Images of what different types of intestinal hernias may look like from the outside of the body are also available on... More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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