What Is Epigastric Hernia?

Q:
What is epigastric hernia?

A:
A hernia is a generic term for a hole caused by a weak spot in your abdominal wall. An epigastric hernia is a type of hernia in the epigastric region of the abdominal wall. It’s below the sternum of your rib cage and just above the belly button.

Epigastric hernia is a common condition in both adults and children. About 2 to 3 percent of all abdominal hernias are epigastric hernias.

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