II. Pathophysiology

  1. Separation of right and left rectus Muscles
  2. Fascia stretches with Obesity or pregnancy
  3. Not a true Abdominal Hernia
    1. No fascial defect
    2. No risk of Incarcerated Hernia or Strangulated Hernia

III. Signs

  1. Exam in supine position with head raised (increasing intraabdominal pressure)
  2. Diffuse, elongated midline bulge between the two contracted rectus Muscles

IV. Differential Diagnosis

V. References

  1. Stevens (2013) Crit Dec Emerg Med 27(9): 2

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Ontology: Diastasis recti (C0221766)

Concepts Anatomical Abnormality (T190)
SnomedCT 249536004, 62629000
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Czech Diastáza břišních svalů, Diastáza přímého břišního svalu
Dutch diastasis recti abdominis, abdominale diastase
French Diastase des grands droits, Diastasis abdominal
German Diastase recti abdominis, Diastase des Abdomen
Hungarian Hasi diastasis, Rectus abdominis diastasisa
Italian Diastasi dei retti addominali, Diastasi addominale
Japanese フクチョクキンリカイ, 腹直筋離開
Portuguese Diástase dos rectos abdominais, Diástase abdominal
Spanish Diástasis abdominal, Diástasis del recto anterior del abdomen, diástasis del músculo recto (trastorno), diástasis del músculo recto