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Minerva Chirurgica 1999 June;54(6):421-4

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Bilateral lumbar hernia associated with abdominal hernias. A case report

Cocozza E., Pidoto R. R., Ravera M.


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Multiple abdominal hernias constitute a quite rare event in surgical practice. Lumbar hernias are even rarer and, to our knowledge, this is the first report in the English literature of its association with abdominal hernias. A case of multiple abdominal hernias, namely an epigastric hernia and a left inguinal hernia together with a bilateral lumbar hernia in a 65-year-old man attending the Out-patient department of Hoima Hospital-Uganda is described. A one-stage repair under local anaesthesia was chosen. The patient recovered uneventfully and no recurrence was noted at 1 year follow-up. This case report supports that a ''one-stage'' procedure under local anaesthesia can be appropriate as surgical treatment of multiple abdominal hernias when abdominal defects are of a small size. A minimal surgical approach to lumbar hernias seems also suitable when transverse muscle aponeurosis defect can be carefully repaired and covered with adjacent muscles.

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