Supravesical hernias are divided into two types, based on the anatomical location of the hernial sac:
- external supravesical hernia: the hernial sac remains above the pelvic floor, protruding through the anterior abdominal wall
- internal supravesical hernia: the hernial sac goes downwards in the paravesical space
History and etymology
Supravesical hernia were first reported by Sir Astley Cooper (1768–1841) in 1804 .