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Spiegel's hernia

Alternative eponyms

  • Hernia de la ligne semilunaire de Spiegel (French)
  • Spiegelian hernia

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An uncommon abdominal wall hernia through the semilunar line, above the epigastric artery.

Description

An uncommon abdominal wall hernia through the semilunar line, above the epigastric artery. The main symptom is pain in the hernia site, usually above level of inferior epigastric vessels level on the linea semilunaris.

Bibliography

  • A. van den Spiegel:
    Opera quae extant omnia. Ex recensione Joh. Antonidae vander Linden.
    Amsterdam, Johannes Blaeu, 1645.

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