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Chirurgia 2001 April;14(2):97-100

Copyright © 2001 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Anterior-lateral hernia of the abdomen “Spigelian hernia”. Clinical reports

Ragazzi R., Vaccaro R., Pace G., Cremona S., Scrofani M., Buttafuoco A., Ragazzi S., Di Pietro S., Pluchino D.


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The authors have treated in the last two years five female patients with anterior-lateral hernia of the abdomen otherwise known as Spigelian hernia. The anatomical site, predisposing factors, pathophysiology, symptomatology and the difficulty to make a diagnosis are mentioned, and these five rare cases observed are described. In two cases there were strangulation of the hernia and bowel occlusion. The conclusion is drawn that a timely surgical intervention in the treatment of Spigelian hernia can lead to successful results without complications.

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