What are the types of hernia?

Updated: Sep 14, 2018
  • Author: Ajita R Shah, MD; Chief Editor: Kurt E Roberts, MD  more...
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Hernias may be broadly divided into two main groups, depending on whether they develop in the upper abdomen or in the groin (see the image below), and each group contains multiple types.

Variations of hernia type and location. Variations of hernia type and location.

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