Spigelian hernia case report and review of literature

Saad Slaiki, Amine Hamdane, Hicham El Bouhaddouti, Abdelmalek Ousadden, Khalid Ait Taleb, El Bachir Benjelloun


Spigelian hernia is rare and accounts for less than 0.1% of abdominal wall hernias. It is often diagnosed at the complication stage. Authors report the case of a 48-year-old obese patient who had a painful swelling of the right iliac fossa. Morphological examination data were in favour of a strangled spigelian hernia and surgical exploration had shown a hernial sac with epiploic contents with a narrow collar. It was performed a resection of the retracted epiploon with simple raphy. The postoperative course was uneventful. Diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties are discussed through a literature review.


Occlusion, Spigelian hernia, Surgery

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