Primary lumbar hernia: a rarely encountered ventral hernia


  • Sunil Kumar B. B. Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, JSS Medical College, Jssaher, Mysuru, Karnataka, India
  • Ashwini Kumar Kumar Choudhary Department of General Surgery, JSS Medical College, Jssaher, Mysuru, Karnataka, India
  • Lavanya Raghupathi Department of General Surgery, JSS Medical College, Jssaher, Mysuru, Karnataka, India



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


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.


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