TITLE

Lumbar hernia repaired using a new technique

AUTHOR(S)
Di Carlo, Isidoro; Toro, Adriana; Sparatore, Francesca; Corsale, Giuseppe
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Jan2007, Vol. 73 Issue 1, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
Lumbar hernia is uncommon and occurs in Grynfeltt's triangle on the left side, more frequently in men than in women. Acquired lumbar hernias are the result of iliac crest bone harvest or blunt trauma and seat belt injuries in road accidents. Many surgical options have been reported for repairing this hernia through primary closure of the defect or through use of aponeurotic or prosthetic materials. The Dowd technique is the technique most often used. The authors describe a patient with posttraumatic inferior triangle lumbar hernia who underwent laparoscopy and, 10 days later, laparotomy. Both procedures failed. Finally, a novel lumbotomic surgical approach was used, involving the Dowd technique and prosthetic mesh. The patient was free of recurrence 3 months after the procedure.
ACCESSION #
23655212

 

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