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Traumatic abdominal wall hernia, easily missed.
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PMID:  23338811     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A 30-year-old male was diagnosed with a disruption of the musculofibrotic abdominal wall as a result of a blunt trauma 3 years after the injury. His traumatic abdominal wall hernia (TAWH) was initially missed on physical examination and computed tomography. The patient presented now with a lump in the left flank after a period of intended weight loss. Laparoscopic repair of the hernia resulted in being asymptomatic ever since. Missing a TAWH might have major consequences, such as incarceration and strangulation. Therefore, it is important to consider a TAWH after blunt abdominal trauma.
Sjoerd Nell; Marc W A van Tilburg; Rogier K J Simmermacher
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1434-3916     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9011043     Medline TA:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX, Utrecht, The Netherlands,
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