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Sixty-one cases of obturator hernia in Chiangrai Regional Hospital: retrospective study.
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PMID:  17214060     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To review the patient characteristics and clinical symptoms, intraoperative finding and management, including morbidity and mortality rate of obturator hernia cases. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A retrospective study was performed in 61 patients diagnosed as obturator hernia at Chiangrai Regional Hospital between January 2000 and December 2005. RESULTS: The incidence of obturator hernia is 61 of 2,828 cases (2.2%) of all hernias, female:male 6.6:1. The mean age was 72.85 years. The mean body weight was 35.72 Kg. Howship-Romberg's sign were positive in eight patients (13.11%). Thirty-five patients (57.38%) were Richter type hernia, left:right side 3:2. Strangulation of bowel occurred in 41 patients (67.21%) Mortality rate was 11.47%. All patients with postoperative complications and all deaths showed bowel strangulation and all were more than 70 years of age. CONCLUSION: In the present study, the authors found a high incidence of obturator hernia (2.2% of all hernias) compared with a previous report (0.05%-1.4% of all hernias). This high incident rate might relate to the specific local life style of people in Chiangrai as most patients had a habit of smoking. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), old age, and low body weight were possible contributing factors. Bowel strangulation and age more than 70 years old were associated with morbidity and mortality.
Chaiwetch Thanapaisan; Chaiyut Thanapaisal
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet     Volume:  89     ISSN:  0125-2208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Assoc Thai     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-11     Completed Date:  2007-12-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507216     Medline TA:  J Med Assoc Thai     Country:  Thailand    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2081-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Surgery, Chiangrai Regional Hospital, 57000, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Hernia, Obturator / epidemiology*,  therapy
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Thailand / epidemiology

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