Traumatic abdominal wall hernia: A case report

Tai Chien Huang, Shyr Ming Sheen-Chen, Shih Chi Wu

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Abstract

Traumatic abdominal wall hernia occurs rarely, despite an increased incidence of blunt abdomen trauma in modern society. The diagnosis largely depends on the history and the physical examination. Computed tomography, ultrasound and roentgenography help establish the diagnosis and disclose associated injuries. Herein, we present an abdominal wall herniation associated with intra-abdominal organ injury and diaphragm rupture. After repair of the diaphragm and stomach, resection of the distal pancreas and spleen, the fascia defect and musculature were simply sutured. Wound infection developed one week post-operatively. The wound was debrided twice and the edges re-approximated. A good result was obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-40
Number of pages4
JournalFormosan Journal of Surgery
Volume36
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Abdominal wall hernia
  • Traumatic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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