Rectus abdominis muscle strain

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


C/o abdominal pain - 4 days. O/e - Pain in left para and infra umbilical region.

Patient Data

Age: about 30 - 35 yrs.
Gender: Male

No intraperitoneal abnormality could be localized. Ultrasound focus was shifted to anterior abdominal wall at site of pain.

Focal hyperechoic area is noted involving deeper fibres of left rectus abdominis muscle - correlates well with site of pain pointed by patient.

Case Discussion

Findings of left rectus muscle strain.

There was no positive history for direct trauma.

Patient had started playing volley ball during last 2 wks. He recollected that pain started during the playing volleyball.

Non-dominent side rectus abdominis muscle injury is known in few sports activity; volley ball is one of them.


Patient is RIGHT handed.

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Case information

rID: 27566
Published: 9th Feb 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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