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Spieghel hernia

Spieghel’s hernia is an abdominal wall hernia in which the hernial orifice is located approximately halfway between the navel and the groin area. This hernia is very rare. However, there is a high risk of intestinal loops becoming trapped in a Spieghel’s hernia, which is why it is important to treat it quickly.


Patients with a Spieghel’s hernia often feel a pulling pain in the affected side of the lower abdomen.


If the hernial orifice is smaller than one centimetre, mesh-free procedures are used. If the hernial orifice is larger, the hernia is treated with mesh, usually using a laparoscopic procedure.

Read more about the applicable surgical procedures here.