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Acute traumatic abdominal wall hernia

By D. den Hartog, W. E. Tuinebreijer, P. P. Oprel and P. Patka

Abstract

Although blunt abdominal trauma is frequent, traumatic abdominal wall hernias (TAWH) are rare. We describe a large TAWH with associated intra-abdominal lesions that were caused by high-energy trauma. The diagnosis was missed by clinical examination but was subsequently revealed by a computed tomography (CT) scan. Repair consisted of an open anatomical reconstruction of the abdominal wall layers with reinforcement by an intraperitoneal composite mesh. The patient recovered well and the results of a post-operative CT scan are presented

Topics: Case Report
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:3145093
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