Cough-induced abdominal intercostal hernia

Connery, Andrew; Mutvalli, Ebrahim
August 2010
JRSM Shorts;Aug2010, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p1
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 55-year-old man with a painless right-sided abdominal lump and had a fractured rib due to severe coughing related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The patient underwent chest radiography, ultrasound, and computed tomography which revealed a liver herniating between his seventh and eight ribs. The article discusses cough-induced abdominal intercostal hernias which is similar to the case of the patient and its treatment.


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