Causes and Occurrence of Interstitial Hernia

September 20, 2018

Interstitial inguinal hernia is an extremely rare type of inguinal hernia and can be easily confused with a Spigelian hernia, especially when it gets inflamed. Interstitial hernia are not easily detectable and requires standard radiology techniques for the diagnosis. A patient suffering from interstitial hernia may feel symptoms like fever, nausea and vomiting, extreme pain in the area of hernia, visible hernia bulge, acute constipation and acidity. In case the symptoms seem to worsen, the patient should be rushed for a surgical hernia repair treatment in order to avoid extreme consequences.

Interstitial hernias are most common in children and are often detected as a type of inguinal hernia. A patient’s hernia sac is usually located between the external-oblique and internal-oblique muscles.

Like interstitial hernia, preperitoneal and superficial hernias are also differentiated on the basis of anatomical positioning of the hernia sac. Interstitial hernia being the most common one, all the three types of hernias develop due to uncommon positioning of the muscles in the abdominal section.

The most viable and common reason for patients developing interstitial hernia is explained by the narrowing of external inguinal ring in the abdomen, which obstructs the intestine from passing through the inguinal canal and external inguinal ring . Due to this positioning the hernia sac slides between the abdominal muscles, leading to the formation of interstitial hernia in the body. Interstitial hernias make the detailed diagnosis of uncertain wound sites more difficult, because the coincidental muscle layers make the pulse unsteady. The only radiological diagnosis is to study an abdominal ultrasound for the detection of these kind of hernias in humans.

In a few rare cases, a possible tissue infection in the deep layers may lead to incidental muscle rupture through the incisional area, which may further lead to hernia formation. In such complicated cases, only laparoscopic diagnosis and verification of suspected operated area can led to an appropriate medical diagnosis. The detected hernia can be treated with traditional mesh implants that stops the hernia from advancing and help support the weakened tissue in the abdomen area. The mesh implant effectively lowers the rate of hernia recurrence by providing the necessary support to the weakened tissues and muscles near the operated area.


A detailed laparoscopic examination is necessary in case the patient complains of an unbearable wound site pai. The patient may be suffering with an interstitial postoperative hernia, which if left untreated, may cause severe complications in the future.

At V HeLP Laser Clinic, a team of expert surgeons provide the best possible laparoscopic treatment for all kinds of Hernias. To know more, visit our website at ( or call us on 8949576683 to get the right medical advice.

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