Pediatric Abdominal Wall Hernia

  • Etiology: defect in the rectus sheath muscles
  • Imaging: loop of bowel or omentum rising between the rectus sheath muscles

Radiology Cases of Abdominal Wall Hernia

US of abdominal wall hernia
Transverse US of the midline abdominal wall just superior to the umbilicus shows echogenic omental fat herniating in the midline between the medial rectus muscles which are abnormally displaced to the lateral aspect of the image and which should normally be joined together in the midline.