Traumatic abdominal wall hernia

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Fell onto the handle of a door. Now severe left iliac fossa pain

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Male

Disruption of the linea alba just below the umbilicus (arrow) with retraction of the left rectus abdominis muscle and protrusion of small bowel and fat through the resultant defect

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Case information

rID: 29547
Published: 4th Jun 2014
Last edited: 20th Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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