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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 84-86

A traumatic lumbar hernia: Case report and review of the literature

1 Department of Surgery, King Khalid Hospital, Hail, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Medical, King Khalid Hospital, Hail, Saudi Arabia

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Alaa Mohamed Sedik
King Khalid Hospital, Hail
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ssj.ssj_80_16

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Acute lumbar hernia secondary to blunt trauma is a rare injury of the abdominal wall and, when encountered, is a difficult challenge for the trauma surgeon. Traumatic hernias occurred most commonly in the inferior lumbar triangle (70%) and were most frequently a result of a motor vehicle collision (71%). Delayed diagnosis is not uncommon, as nearly a quarter of these are missed at initial presentation. These hernias are best managed by operative intervention; however, there is no well-defined treatment strategy regarding either the timing or the type of repair. Several approaches, including laparoscopy, have been described to repair these defects. We reported a case of traumatic inferior triangle hernia as a result of a motor traffic accident.

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