1.4.8 Rare hernias
These types of hernias cannot as a rule be detected with the naked eye or be felt, because the hernial sac is situated within peritoneal pockets inside the abdominal cavity.
This is a hernia which occurs in the region of the lateral abdominal wall. It penetrates what is known as Spieghel’s line (muscle-tendon border of the transverse abdominal muscle at the lateral margin of the anterior rectus abdominis muscle).
A hernia protrudes through a small gap in the diaphragm, known as Morgagni’s gap Morgagni’s hernias occur close to the breast bone.