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Acquired abdominal intercostal hernia: a case report and literature review.

Abunnaja S, Chysna K, Shaikh I, Tripodi G - Case Rep Surg (2014)

Bottom Line: We discuss a case of a 51-year-old obese female who arrived to the emergency room with a painful swelling between her left 10th rib and 11th rib.She gave a history of a stab wound to the area 15 years earlier.This review discusses pathogenesis, clinical presentation, complications, and appropriate treatment strategies of AAIH.

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Affiliation: The Stanley Dudrick Department of Surgery, Saint Mary's Hospital, 56 Franklin Street, Waterbury, CT 06706, USA.

ABSTRACT
Acquired abdominal intercostal hernia (AAIH) is a rare disease phenomenon where intra-abdominal contents reach the intercostal space directly from the peritoneal cavity through an acquired defect in the abdominal wall musculature and fascia. We discuss a case of a 51-year-old obese female who arrived to the emergency room with a painful swelling between her left 10th rib and 11th rib. She gave a history of a stab wound to the area 15 years earlier. A CT scan revealed a fat containing intercostal hernia with no diaphragmatic defect. An open operative approach with a hernia patch was used to repair this hernia. These hernias are difficult to diagnose, so a high clinical suspicion and thorough history and physical exam are important. This review discusses pathogenesis, clinical presentation, complications, and appropriate treatment strategies of AAIH.

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Exposure of the hernia sac.
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fig3: Exposure of the hernia sac.

Mentions: The patient was taken to the operative room where she was placed in a right lateral position. Under general anesthesia an incision was made over the hernia along the intercostal space. The hernia sac was identified and dissected clean of the surrounding subcutaneous tissue (Figures 3 and 4).


Acquired abdominal intercostal hernia: a case report and literature review.

Abunnaja S, Chysna K, Shaikh I, Tripodi G - Case Rep Surg (2014)

Exposure of the hernia sac.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig3: Exposure of the hernia sac.
Mentions: The patient was taken to the operative room where she was placed in a right lateral position. Under general anesthesia an incision was made over the hernia along the intercostal space. The hernia sac was identified and dissected clean of the surrounding subcutaneous tissue (Figures 3 and 4).

Bottom Line: We discuss a case of a 51-year-old obese female who arrived to the emergency room with a painful swelling between her left 10th rib and 11th rib.She gave a history of a stab wound to the area 15 years earlier.This review discusses pathogenesis, clinical presentation, complications, and appropriate treatment strategies of AAIH.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: The Stanley Dudrick Department of Surgery, Saint Mary's Hospital, 56 Franklin Street, Waterbury, CT 06706, USA.

ABSTRACT
Acquired abdominal intercostal hernia (AAIH) is a rare disease phenomenon where intra-abdominal contents reach the intercostal space directly from the peritoneal cavity through an acquired defect in the abdominal wall musculature and fascia. We discuss a case of a 51-year-old obese female who arrived to the emergency room with a painful swelling between her left 10th rib and 11th rib. She gave a history of a stab wound to the area 15 years earlier. A CT scan revealed a fat containing intercostal hernia with no diaphragmatic defect. An open operative approach with a hernia patch was used to repair this hernia. These hernias are difficult to diagnose, so a high clinical suspicion and thorough history and physical exam are important. This review discusses pathogenesis, clinical presentation, complications, and appropriate treatment strategies of AAIH.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus