Muscle hernia

Case contributed by Dr Omar Giyab


Localised abdominal pain, after a contact injury during a basketball game. The patient could pinpoint the exact location of the pain on the abdominal wall.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Focal defect on the anterior surface of the rectus muscle, with a small muscle tissue herniation.

Case Discussion

This is a highly challenging and difficult diagnosis to make, but in most cases, patients can accurately localise the area of pain. Muscle hernias can be seen on both ultrasound and CT scans.

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Case information

rID: 51510
Published: 23rd Feb 2017
Last edited: 12th Dec 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
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Institution: University of Pécs

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