Obturator hernia: a case report

C. Kendall Major, Madiha Aziz, Jay Collins
2021 Journal of Medical Case Reports  
Background Obturator hernia is rare and accounts for less than 1% of all abdominal wall hernias. It represents a diagnostic challenge due to its nonspecific signs and symptoms. Case presentation We present a case of an 89-year-old caucasian female with a 12-hour history of right medial thigh pain. Computed tomography scan revealed a right obturator hernia with small bowel obstruction. The hernia was successfully repaired laparoscopically without any need for small bowel resection. She was
more » ... rged on postoperative day 2 with an uneventful recovery and zero complications. Conclusion This case report highlights the importance of rapid diagnosis and repair of obturator hernia even in the setting of an improving clinical picture. It also demonstrates the safety of laparoscopic repair in this setting.
doi:10.1186/s13256-021-02793-7 pmid:34140042 fatcat:tmffmmx2krg5ric6e5nyc3a57u