Intestinal obstruction caused by intraoperative mass reduction of an incarcerated inguinal hernia-Report of a case

Shih Chung Wu, Chih Chi Wang, Shyr Ming Sheen-Chen

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Abstract

Now that inguinal hernia repair is a feasible and safe procedure, mass reduction of an incarcerated inguinal hernia, usually resulting from forceful taxis during non-operative manual reduction, has became a rare occurrence. We present an even rarer complication: intraoperative mass reduction of an incarcerated inguinal hernia. Following herniorrhaphy, the patient was initially well, but symptoms of intestinal obstruction appeared gradually, and he presented with intestinal obstruction 2 weeks after herniorrhaphy. Imaging studies aroused suspicion of mass reduction and surgery confirmed the diagnosis. We highlight some peculiar physical findings and remind readers of the existence of such a rare complication, which can occur following herniorrhaphy, and be masked by a short period of symptomatic relief.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e103-e105
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery
Volume6
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Incarcerated inguinal hernia
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Mass reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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