Obturator hernia

Sinha, S.N., and de Costa, Alan (1983) Obturator hernia. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 53 (4). pp. 349-251.

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Four cases of strangulated obturator hernia are presented with a brief review of the literature up to 1980. All four patients were emaciated women over 50 years old and in all instances the hernia was on the left side. None of the cases was diagnosed preoperatively and all had Howship-Romberg's sign absent. A diagnosis of strangulated obturator hemia should always be considered in any elderly, thin female with clinical features of intestinal obstruction and without any history of previous abdominal operations. Three of the patients died due to delayed presentation, delayed operative interference and rupture of the gangrenous loop leading to septicaemia.

Item ID: 52298
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1445-2197
Keywords: hernia; obturator hernia; small bowel obstruction; strangulate hernia
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2018 22:43
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110323 Surgery @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920118 Surgical Methods and Procedures @ 100%
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