Lump in the abdomen

Alternative Names

Abdominal hernia; Hernia – abdominal; Abdominal wall defects; Lump in the abdominal wall; Abdominal wall mass

Definition of Lump in the abdomen

A lump in the abdomen is a soft bulge of tissue or a small, local area of swelling in the belly area.

Review

James Lee, MD, Department of Surgery, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 8/21/2009

Infant abdominal hernia (gastroschisis)

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