Abdominal wall hernias: a cross-sectional pictorial review

Andoni P Toms, Charlotte C J Cash, Bimbi Fernando, Alan H Freeman

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The classification of abdominal wall hernias is often made difficult by confusing eponymous and anatomic nomenclature. In this article, we review the anatomy that defines the various types of hernias. The specific cross-sectional radiologic features required to correctly identify each type are then emphasized. The appropriate clinical context and the merits of the various imaging techniques available for the investigation of abdominal wall hernias are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-155
Number of pages13
JournalSeminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2002


  • Abdominal Wall
  • Anatomy, Cross-Sectional
  • Hernia, Ventral
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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