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'Little old lady's hernia' (obturator hernia): A deceptive encounter

1 Department of HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Global Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Liver Transplant, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Vijay Waman Dhakre,
20th Floor, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, 15, Pedder Road, Mumbai - 400 026, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jmas.JMAS_21_18

PMID: 29794358

Obturator hernia (OH) is rare which not only carries high mortality amongst all abdominal hernia, but also known for the difficulty in diagnosing it. Howship–Romberg sign is a clinical sign to diagnose OH, but due to the lower-limb muscle contractures, it was not possible in our case. Computed tomography scan becomes the investigation of choice in this situation. A laparoscopic approach can be used safely.

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2004 Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
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