DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20201892

Primary lumbar hernia: a rarely encountered ventral hernia

Sunil Kumar B. B., Ashwini Kumar Kumar Choudhary, Lavanya Raghupathi

Abstract


Ventral hernia is a fascial defect located on the abdominal wall. Primary ventral hernias are named as umbilical, epigastric, spigelian and lumbar hernias. A lumbar hernia is a parietal wall defect that may occur anywhere in the lumbar region between the 12th rib and the iliac crest. A 47-year-old female, came with complaints of mass in left lower abdomen since 2 months. On clinical examination a defect of 8 × 8 cm was felt in the left lumbar region with positive cough impulse. CECT abdomen and pelvis was done to confirm lumbar hernia. Patient underwent mesh repair for the same. Lumbar and flank hernias are uncommon and are a challenge to treat for any general surgeon. Surgery is considered gold standard either an open mesh repair or laparoscopically.


Keywords


CECT abdomen pelvis, Lumbar hernia, Mesh repair, Ventral hernia

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