Hernia in the Abdominal Wall Underlying Cause
In order for a ventral hernia to form, there must be a hole, tear or weakened area in the abdominal wall near the umbilicus. This abnormal weakness allows the intestine to protrude through the hole or tear. The intestine forms a bulge underneath the skin.
Causes for weakness in the wall of the abdomen include:
- Birth defect:
- Abdominal wall develops abnormally in the womb.
- Abdominal injury
- Abdominal surgery
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