HOW COMMON ARE THEY?

An Incisional Hernia is a hernia that occurs through a previously made incision in the abdominal wall, ie the scar left from a previous surgical operation.The incision will have been made in order to get to an internal organ such as the appendix, or a caesarian section.

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ARE INCISIONAL HERNIAS DANGEROUS?

As with all hernias, if the hernia strangulates, i.e. the hernia contents (the intestine) get trapped and lose their blood supply, which is very dangerous.