Traumatic lumbar hernia: Report of a case

2Citations
Citations of this article
6Readers
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.

Abstract

Traumatic lumbar hernias are very rare. Here, we present a case of secondary lumbar hernia. A 44-year-old man sustained a crushing injury. On admission, ecchymotic, fluctuating swelling was present on his left flank with normal vital signs. Subcutaneous intestinal segments were revealed at his left flank on abdominal CT. Emergency laparotomy revealed a 10-cm defect on the left postero-lateral abdominal wall. The splenic flexure was herniated through the defect. Herniated segments was reduced, the defect was repaired with a polypropylene mesh graft. There was also a serosal tear and an ischemic area 3 mm wide on the splenic flexure and was repaired primarily. The patient had an uneventful recovery. Most traumatic lumbar hernias are caused by blunt trauma. Trauma that causes abdominal wall disruption also may cause intraabdominal organ injury. Abdominal CT is useful in the diagnosis and allows for diagnosis of coexisting organ injury. Emergency laparotomy should be performed to repair possible coexisting injuries. © 2007 Surgical Associates Ltd.

Author supplied keywords

Cite

CITATION STYLE

APA

Torer, N., Yildirim, S., Tarim, A., Colakoglu, T., & Moray, G. (2008). Traumatic lumbar hernia: Report of a case. International Journal of Surgery, 6(6). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsu.2007.02.005

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free