An epigastric hernia is formed in between the sternum of the rib cage and the navel region (bellybutton) of the abdomen. It accounts for 2-3 percent of hernias formed. It is seen in infants, children, and adults and it is fairly common.
This condition often tends to go unreported, as it is asymptomatic or demonstrates only minor symptoms.
Small hernias that are left untreated tend to grow larger over time. A well-grown hernia can cause abdominal swelling and pain and also cause a lot of discomforts.
However, if you are facing any of the above symptoms including pain and discomfort, and unable to live a normal lifestyle, you should contact your healthcare center without losing any further time.
Hernias can be life-threatening and should not be avoided.
Laparoscopic Epigastric Hernia surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia.
Post-procedure the patient can be discharged the same day or kept under observation overnight depending on the individual case.
If the patient is a child, special care should be taken to adequately prepare children for the surgery.
This surgery is performed by a general surgeon or a colon-rectal specialist. If the patient is a child, a surgeon who specializes in pediatrics performs the procedure.
A Laparoscopic surgery or Keyhole hernia surgery is recommended in cases where -
The hernia can cause many complications as it grows with the most serious complication being bowel obstruction and strangulation.
A strangulated hernia can lead to tissue death in your intestine. If you are not treating the condition on time, it could be life-threatening.
In rare cases, it is also possible the hernias might rupture, but this is extremely rare. If the hernia ruptures it calls for emergency surgery.
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