Spigelian hernia

Case contributed by Dr Paresh K Desai


Chronic left iliac fossa pain.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


The omentum is seen to herniate through a defect in the transversus abdominis and the internal oblique muscles on the left side. The omental vessels can be traced beyond the confines of the peritoneum. 

Case Discussion

Spigelian hernias are a type of abdominal hernia.

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