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What causes an abdominal wall hernia?

A weakness in the layers of the abdominal wall is what is responsible for the formation of a hernia. This can be a natural weakness, for example those that commonly occur in the groin or belly button, or can develop at a weak point in a healed incision from prior surgery, called an incisional hernia.


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This page was published on Dec 19, 2016, modified on Aug 13, 2020 by Dr. Sadek (Surgeon) of Advanced Surgical & Bariatrics
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