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J Surg Case Rep. 2013 Jul 23;2013(7). pii: rjt050. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjt050.

Successful laparoscopic management of an incarcerated obturator hernia.

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1
Department of Surgery, Cork University Hospital, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland noellynch@rcsi.ie.
2
Department of Surgery, Cork University Hospital, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.

Abstract

Obturator hernia is a rare pelvic hernia that occurs primarily in multiparous, elderly (>70 years of age), thin females. This case highlights the successful laparoscopic mesh repair of an incarcerated obturator hernia in an octogenarian. The authors report a case of an incarcerated obturator hernia in an elderly female with subsequent high-grade small bowel and its successful laparoscopic operative management. A review of the relevant literature was also performed following a search on the online literature databases such as PUBMED and EMBASE. Laparoscopic mesh repair of the incarcerated obturator hernia and an ipsilateral femoral hernia found incidentally was successfully performed. A review of the literature showed a significant burden of morbidity and mortality associated with obturator hernias. Laparoscopic mesh repair has been previously shown to be a safe therapeutic modality. Small bowel obstruction and leg pain in a thin elderly lady should arouse suspicion for an incarcerated obturator hernia. Laparoscopic management of an incarcerated obturator hernia is a feasible and safe therapeutic option.

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