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Acquired abdominal intercostal hernia: a case report and literature review.
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PMID:  25197605     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Acquired abdominal intercostal hernia (AAIH) is a rare disease phenomenon where intra-abdominal contents reach the intercostal space directly from the peritoneal cavity through an acquired defect in the abdominal wall musculature and fascia. We discuss a case of a 51-year-old obese female who arrived to the emergency room with a painful swelling between her left 10th rib and 11th rib. She gave a history of a stab wound to the area 15 years earlier. A CT scan revealed a fat containing intercostal hernia with no diaphragmatic defect. An open operative approach with a hernia patch was used to repair this hernia. These hernias are difficult to diagnose, so a high clinical suspicion and thorough history and physical exam are important. This review discusses pathogenesis, clinical presentation, complications, and appropriate treatment strategies of AAIH.
Salim Abunnaja; Kevin Chysna; Inam Shaikh; Giuseppe Tripodi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-08-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in surgery     Volume:  2014     ISSN:  2090-6900     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Surg     Publication Date:  2014  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-09-08     Completed Date:  2014-09-08     Revised Date:  2014-09-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101580191     Medline TA:  Case Rep Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  456053     Citation Subset:  -    
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