Obstructed obturator hernia

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Diffuse abdominal pain and vomiting. History of chronic cough.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years old
Gender: Female

The stomach, duodenum and small bowel loops are dilated filled with air and fluid down to a transitional point when small bowel loop protrude through the right obturator foramen between the obturator externus and pectineus muscles. The bowel enhancement is normal. 

Moreover, there is minimal intrahepatic biliary radical dilatation and prominent CBD.

Case Discussion

The patient was diagnosed as obstructed obturator hernia. She underwent surgery and the hernia was repaired.

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Case information

rID: 75197
Published: 20th Mar 2020
Last edited: 22nd Mar 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Ain Shams University

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