Hernia-Ventral hernia  By Dr.Teo Zue Hiong
Contents Definition Classification Incisional hernia  management Spigelian hernia  management
Hernia• Definition  – An abnormal protrusion of an organ or tissue    outside its normal body cavity or restraining    she...
Anatomical structure                              FundusCovering ofhernia sac                                     Contents...
Causes of Hernia• May exploit natural openings(inguinal,femoral and  obturator canals, umbilicus and oesophageal hiatus) o...
Classification of abdominal hernia Inguinal hernia/Groin hernia  Direct inguinal hernia  Indirect inguinal hernia  Fem...
Sign and symptoms• The signs and symptoms of a hernia can range from  noticing a painless lump to the painful, tender,  sw...
Reducible hernia– Asymptomatic reducible hernia   • New lump and the groin or other abdominal wall area   • May ache but i...
Irreducible hernia– Irreducible hernia   • Usually painful enlargement of a previous hernia that     cannot be returned in...
Strangulated hernia– Strangulated hernia   • Irreducible hernia where the entrapped intestine has     its blood supply cut...
Ventral hernia
Ventral hernia
Incisional hernia• One that occurs through the wound of a  previous operation• Same features as a hernia that is caused by...
Aetiology• A postoperative complication,can be  considered in terms of three factor  – Preoperative factors  – Operative f...
Preoperative factors•   Age: older usually need more time to heal•   Malnutrition•   Sepsis: worsen•   Uraemia: inhibit fi...
Operative factors Type of incisions  vertical are more prone to hernia than transverse Technique and materials  Tensio...
Postoperative factors• Wound infection:   – Same important with the wrong choice of suture     material   – Enzyme destruc...
Signs and symptoms• A bulge in the scar• As the hernia enlarges and loculates, symptoms of  subacute I/O are common• Overl...
Management Even small symptomatic hernias should be repaired early Prolonged observation simply increase the difficultie...
Spigelian hernia• Rare but clinically important, less than 1% of total• An interparietal hernia in the line of the linea  ...
S&SSymptoms Local pain that is worse on straining Lumps Non-specific lower quadrant discomfort which needs to be  inves...
Management• Abdominal USG/CT:useful in the demonstration of these  hernias• Repair:A simple matter of excising the sac and...
References1. Clincal surgery 2nd edition2. Principle and practice of surgery 5th edition
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  1. 1. Hernia-Ventral hernia By Dr.Teo Zue Hiong
  2. 2. Contents Definition Classification Incisional hernia management Spigelian hernia management
  3. 3. Hernia• Definition – An abnormal protrusion of an organ or tissue outside its normal body cavity or restraining sheath
  4. 4. Anatomical structure FundusCovering ofhernia sac Contents of sac (usually bowel) Neck/Mouth
  5. 5. Causes of Hernia• May exploit natural openings(inguinal,femoral and obturator canals, umbilicus and oesophageal hiatus) or weak areas caused by stretching, surgical incision or laparotomy• Any condition that increases the pressure of the abdominal cavity may contribute to the formation or worsening of a hernia. – Obesity – Heavy lifting – Coughing – Straining during a bowel movement or urination – Chronic ling disease – Fluid in the abdominal cavity – Hereditary
  6. 6. Classification of abdominal hernia Inguinal hernia/Groin hernia Direct inguinal hernia Indirect inguinal hernia Femoral hernia Ventral hernia Epigastric hernia Umbilical hernia Para-umbilical hernia Spigelian hernia Incisional hernia Other rare and specific interparietal hernia
  7. 7. Sign and symptoms• The signs and symptoms of a hernia can range from noticing a painless lump to the painful, tender, swollen protrusion of tissue that you are unable to push back into the abdomen—possibly a strangulated hernia. – Reducible hernia – Irreducible hernia – Obstructed hernia – Strangulated hernia – Inflammed hernia
  8. 8. Reducible hernia– Asymptomatic reducible hernia • New lump and the groin or other abdominal wall area • May ache but is not tender when touched. • Sometimes pain precedes the discovery of the lump. • Lump increases in size when standing or when abdominal pressure is increased (such as coughing) • May be reduced (pushed back into the abdomen) unless very large
  9. 9. Irreducible hernia– Irreducible hernia • Usually painful enlargement of a previous hernia that cannot be returned into the abdominal cavity on its own or when you push it • Some may be long term without pain • Can lead to strangulation • Signs and symptoms of bowel obstruction may occur, such as nausea and vomiting
  10. 10. Strangulated hernia– Strangulated hernia • Irreducible hernia where the entrapped intestine has its blood supply cut off • Pain always present followed quickly by tenderness and sometimes symptoms of bowel obstruction (nausea and vomiting) • You may appear ill with or without fever • Surgical emergency • All strangulated hernias are irreducible (but all irreducible hernias are not strangulated)
  11. 11. Ventral hernia
  12. 12. Ventral hernia
  13. 13. Incisional hernia• One that occurs through the wound of a previous operation• Same features as a hernia that is caused by non-surgical injury to the abdominal wall• 1% of transparietal abdominal incisions are followed by a hernia
  14. 14. Aetiology• A postoperative complication,can be considered in terms of three factor – Preoperative factors – Operative factors – Postoperative factors
  15. 15. Preoperative factors• Age: older usually need more time to heal• Malnutrition• Sepsis: worsen• Uraemia: inhibit fibroblast division• Jaundice: impedes collagen maturation• Obesity• Diabetes mellitus• Steroids• Peritonitis
  16. 16. Operative factors Type of incisions vertical are more prone to hernia than transverse Technique and materials Tension in the closure decrease the blood supply in wound Loosen knots Closure using rapidly absorbable suture materials Type of operation Operations involve bowel or urinary tract are more likely to develop wound infection Drain tube
  17. 17. Postoperative factors• Wound infection: – Same important with the wrong choice of suture material – Enzyme destruction of healing tissues – Inflammatory swelling raises tissue tension and impedes blood supply – 5-20% of wound infections result in a hernia• Abdominal distension – Postoperative ileus increase the tension on a wound – Stitches may cut out• Coughing:generates wound tension
  18. 18. Signs and symptoms• A bulge in the scar• As the hernia enlarges and loculates, symptoms of subacute I/O are common• Overlying skin:thin and atrophic,eventually ulcer and rupture• Strangulation is a surgical emergency• P/E: – Usually reducible – Hernia with a cough impulse at the site of an old scar – When the patient lies flat, hernias deceptively small,any manoeuvre that raise intra-abdominal pressure produces the hernia in all its glory
  19. 19. Management Even small symptomatic hernias should be repaired early Prolonged observation simply increase the difficulties of subsequent repair and hazardous Surgical technique:same as for para-umbilical hernia  Exicision of the sac after reduction of its contents  Insertion of overlapping sutures into the rectus sheath
  20. 20. Spigelian hernia• Rare but clinically important, less than 1% of total• An interparietal hernia in the line of the linea semilunaris(the lateral margin of the rectus sheath)• Usually at the level of the arcuate line:due to all aponeurotic layers are reflected anterior to the rectus muscle• The hernial sac emerges and enlarges like a mushroom deep to the external oblique
  21. 21. S&SSymptoms Local pain that is worse on straining Lumps Non-specific lower quadrant discomfort which needs to be investigated Features of obstruction or strangulationSigns: Tenderness at the site of the hernial orifice Lump which may be difficult or even impossible to feel
  22. 22. Management• Abdominal USG/CT:useful in the demonstration of these hernias• Repair:A simple matter of excising the sac and closing the defect/Laparoscopic repairs
  23. 23. References1. Clincal surgery 2nd edition2. Principle and practice of surgery 5th edition
  24. 24. Thank you
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