Superior lumbar hernia

Case contributed by Bahman Rasuli
Diagnosis certain


Severe right-sided colicky pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

Herniation of abdominal fat and ascending colon through a defect in the superior lumbar triangle.

Renal stones are seen on both sides.

Case Discussion

A superior lumbar hernia (or Grynfeltt-Lesshaft hernia) is a type of lumbar hernia, with herniation occurring through the superior lumbar triangle (of Grynfeltt-Lesshaft). 

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