Strangulated abdominal wall hernia

Case contributed by Dr Tamer Albataineh

Presentation

Abdominal wall pain and swelling. For elective hernia repair surgery.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female

There is large anterior midline abdominal wall hernia that contains multiple small bowel loops. The hernia is relatively large with a small neck. 

The hernia contents show mesenteric fat stranding and bowel wall congestion with edematous wall of the small intestinal loops indicating early vascular ischemia.

The surgeon has changed his mind and he did the surgery immediately.

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Case information

rID: 42893
Published: 15th Feb 2016
Last edited: 22nd May 2019
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