Cutis laxa with hernias

Case contributed by Dr Jan Frank Gerstenmaier


This patient presented to the ED with renal colic clinically. There is a history of cutis laxa.

Patient Data

Age: 56 years
Gender: Male

CTKUB and prior CT chest

A large left sided diaphragmatic hernia is shown, containing colon, pancreatic body and tail, stomach, duodenum. There are no complications apparent at this time. There are also bilateral inguinal hernias that contain fat only.

CT KUB was negative for calculi.

Case Discussion

Patients with the rare connective tissue disorder cutis laxa are prone to hernias. 

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Case information

rID: 24305
Published: 6th Aug 2013
Last edited: 28th Feb 2016
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