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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 defect.
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fig5: Exposure of defect.

Mentions: The hernia sac was opened and found to contain omentum, which was reduced back into the peritoneal cavity. The sac was subsequently excised, exposing a clear defect between the tenth rib and eleventh rib (Figure 5).


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

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

Exposure of defect.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig5: Exposure of defect.
Mentions: The hernia sac was opened and found to contain omentum, which was reduced back into the peritoneal cavity. The sac was subsequently excised, exposing a clear defect between the tenth rib and eleventh rib (Figure 5).

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