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Bilateral and recurrent obturator hernia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2102247     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Obturator hernia is a rare condition which was first described in 1722 by de Ronsil. It occurs most commonly in elderly women who have lost weight and may strangulate in 25-100% of cases. Strangulated obturator hernia has a mortality as high as 10-50%, which is partly due to delay in diagnosis. A patient who developed three obturator hernias is described.
J A Rimmer; S Wharton; F H Smedley; A G Horsburgh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of clinical practice     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0007-0947     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Clin Pract     Publication Date:  1990 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-09-25     Completed Date:  1991-09-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372546     Medline TA:  Br J Clin Pract     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  784     Citation Subset:  IM    
Watford General Hospital, Hertfordshire.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Hernia, Obturator / pathology*

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