Inheritance of Hernias
Is it a random event or intertwined with genetics?
What is a Hernia?
They most commonly occur around the belly button, the inner groin for guys (inguinal), and the out groin (femoral), or following surgury by the site of incision as this makes the muscle layer thinner (incisional).
Genetic factors contributing to congenital diaphragmatic hernias
Tibboel, D. G. 1996. Etiologic and genetic factors in congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Department of Paediatric Surgery, Sophia Children's Hospital, Rotterdam, Netherlands. http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/8982564 (sorry it wont let me reverse indent for the citation)
Image of FISH technique under a microscope
More on genetics and hernias
Chormosomal differences have been seen in most cases of CDH using FISH to identify them. Trisomy 13,18, 21 and 45 are the most common form of anomaly for patients, this could mean deletion, duplication, inversion or translation of the chromosomes related to CDH.
The above article is taken from The world meter for the US population and this article for the rest of the information.
Holder, A.M. M. Klassens, D. Tibboel, A. de Klein, B. Lee, (2007) Genetic Factors in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. American Journal of Human Genetics. 80:825-845. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0002929707609392
Sean Orenstein, MD
A specialist working out of Portland OR.
Jordana Gaumond, MD, FACS
A specialist in Hernia Surgery working out of Portland, OR.
Winnie W. Henderson, MD, PhD
Hernia specialist also in Portland, OR.
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Action Day
Tuesday, April 19th 2016 at 9pm
This is an online event.
This year is the second annual Hernia day on April 19th
They are having marches in DC as well if you are over there around this time.
American Hernia Society
Below is my own information as well.