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Pediatr Int. 2016 Aug;58(8):788-90. doi: 10.1111/ped.12976. Epub 2016 Jul 10.

Congenital lateral abdominal wall hernia.

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Autonomous University of Nuevo León, Pediatrics Department, University Hospital "Dr. José E. González", Monterrey, México.


Congenital abdominal wall defects that are located outside of the anterior wall are extremely rare and difficult to classify because there are no well accepted guidelines. There are two regions outside of the anterior wall: the flank or lateral wall; and the lumbar region. We report the case of a patient with an oval 3 cm-diameter hernia defect located above the anterior axillary line, which affects all layers of the muscular wall. An anorectal malformation consisting of a recto-vestibular fistula was also identified, and chest X-ray showed dextrocardia. The suggested treatment is repair of the defect before 1 year of age. Given that the anomalies described may accompany lateral abdominal wall hernia, it is important to diagnose and treat the associated defects.


congenital; hernia; lateral abdominal

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