Lumbar incisional hernia

Case contributed by Dr Varun Babu


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Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

Herniation of inferior segment of right lobe of liver through a defect in right lumbar region secondary to a renal surgery done 20 years ago. 

Case Discussion

The post operative abdominal wall is a potential weakness that can result in herniation of abdominal contents. This is an unusual scenario of liver herniating through a posterolateral lumbar wall defect that developed from previous surgical incision. 

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Case information

rID: 56827
Published: 24th Nov 2017
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Tag: hernia
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Vivid Diagnostic Centre

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