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Non-operative management of obturator hernia in an elderly female.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23299115     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Obturator hernia is a rare surgical condition, with about 800 cases being reported in the literature. It can cause significant morbidity and mortality, especially in the elderly age group. Delayed treatment is associated with high rates of strangulation (25-100 %). The mainstay of management for obturator hernia has been surgical. Non-operative management can lead to significant morbidity and mortality, but may be an option in patients who decline surgery, as described in our case.
Authors:
J J Leow; K Y How; M H Goh; W W L Woon; J K Low
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hernia : the journal of hernias and abdominal wall surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1248-9204     ISO Abbreviation:  Hernia     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9715168     Medline TA:  Hernia     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, Singapore, jeffrey.leow@mail.harvard.edu.
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