Yonsei Med J.  2004 Jun;45(3):552-554. 10.3349/ymj.2004.45.3.552.

Traumatic Abdominal Wall Hernia

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, Haryana, India. robinkaushik@yahoo.com

Abstract

A traumatic abdominal wall hernia (TAWH) is a rare type of hernia, which follows blunt trauma to the abdomen, where disruption of the musculature and fascia occurs, with the overlying skin remaining intact. The case of a sixty five year old female that developed a TAWH, following the collapse of the roof of her house, is reported. She underwent a laparotomy for suspected liver injury, followed by repair of the hernia using a fascia lata graft taken from the thigh. The etiology, pathogenesis and management of this rare hernia are discussed.

Keyword

Blunt abdominal trauma; hernia; laparotomy; hernia repair; fascia lata

MeSH Terms

Abdominal Wall/*pathology
Aged
Fatal Outcome
Female
Hernia, Ventral/etiology/*pathology/surgery
Human
Laparotomy
Wounds, Nonpenetrating/*complications/*pathology
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