J Korean Soc Ultrasound Med.  2009 Dec;28(4):219-222.

Traumatic Lumbar Hernia Diagnosed by Ultrasonography: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Korea. pm@gillhospital.com

Abstract

Traumatic lumbar hernia describes the extrusion of intraperitoneal or extraperitoneal contents through a defect in the posterolateral abdominal wall caused by a trauma. This is a rare entity and usually diagnosed by computed tomography. A 64-year-old male received an injury on his cervical spinal cord after an accident in which he fell down. He complained of a mass on his left posterolateral back area. We diagnosed the mass as a traumatic lumbar hernia by ultrasonography and confirmed it by computed tomography. We conclude that the ultrasonography can be a useful diagnostic tool for traumatic lumbar hernia.

Keyword

Hernia; Abdominal wall; Ultrasonography

MeSH Terms

Abdominal Wall
Hernia
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Spinal Cord
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