Internal oblique muscle tear

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Fall while bike riding. Trauma to left iliac fossa region.

Patient Data

Age: 25 yrs
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

At the site of pain pointed by patient, there is a full thickness fluid cleft involving internal oblique muscle. Defect size is about 18 x 18 mm. Overlying external oblique muscle, subcutaneous fat and underlying transversus abdominis muscle show normal echopattern.

There is no intra-peritoneal free fluid.

Case Discussion

Findings suggest post-traumatic internal oblique muscle tear.

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Case information

rID: 51375
Case created: 13th Feb 2017
Last edited: 14th Feb 2017
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