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Small bowel perforation due to blunt trauma to an inguinal hernia: a case report and literature review.

Authors
  • Shahin, Y
  • Sahota, G
  • Hotouras, A
  • Agarwal, A
  • Tierney, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Hernia : the journal of hernias and abdominal wall surgery
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2012
Volume
16
Issue
3
Pages
349–350
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s10029-010-0755-z
PMID: 21125305
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We report the case of a 41-year-old man with a known right inguinal hernia presenting with groin pain following a fall while dog walking. Operative findings showed a small bowel perforation affecting the loop of bowel in the hernial sac. Bowel perforations caused by blunt abdominal injury in patients with an inguinal hernia is a rare and not well recognised problem, and are confined to a handful of case reports in the surgical literature.

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