Which types of abdominal hernias are most common in older women?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Spigelian hernias are rare and typically occur around the age of 50 years; no sex or side predilection is reported. Primary perineal hernias occur most often in elderly multiparous women. Obturator hernias occur most often in thin, elderly women and are more common on the right side. Richter hernias present late in life, most often in women with femoral hernias. Littre hernias have a much broader spectrum of hernia site and occur across all ages.


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