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East and Central African Journal of Surgery
Association of Surgeons of East Africa and College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa
ISSN: 1024-297X
EISSN: 2073-9990
Vol. 19, No. 2, 2014, pp. 122-126
Bioline Code: js14044
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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East and Central African Journal of Surgery, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2014, pp. 122-126

 en Acute Lumbar Hernia: A Case Report
Albroumi, Said & Razek, Yasser A.

Abstract

Background: Lumbar hernia is a rare condition with less than 300 cases reported in the literature before 1980 and about another 86 patient’s conditions were discussed during last thirty years.
Case presentation: We report a 79-year old female patient who presented with attacks of repeated vomiting associated with mild epigastric pain and followed by appearance of right flank swelling. Right lumbar hernia was diagnosed by CT abdomen. She underwent repair after inversion of the sac and had a smooth postoperative course.
Conclusion: Lumbar hernias are rare cases, but should be pursued in diagnosis and treated rapidly because of the high rate of incarceration

Keywords
Hernia; lumbar area; hernia repair

 
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