Document Detail


Traumatic abdominal wall hernia, easily missed.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23338811     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
Sjoerd Nell; Marc W A van Tilburg; Rogier K J Simmermacher
Publication Detail:
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 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9011043     Medline TA:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX, Utrecht, The Netherlands, S.Nell@students.uu.nl.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Evidence-based toxicology for the 21st century: Opportunities and challenges.
Next Document:  Mexican American 7(th) Graders' Future Work and Family Plans: Associations with Cultural Experiences...