Posterior rectus sheath hernia

Case contributed by Dr Ayman El-Mesallamy

Presentation

Right sided anterior abdominal wall swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 66 years
Gender: Female
CT

Splitting of the posterior sheath of right sided rectus abdominis muscle and omental herniation through a defect within the sheath. Incidental note of retroaortic left renal vein and right adrenal nodule.

Case Discussion

Posterior rectus sheath hernias are a rare type of parietal herniation, where the hernia lies between the layers of the anterior abdominal wall. 

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Case information

rID: 48786
Case created: 24th Oct 2016
Last edited: 27th Oct 2016
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