Incarcerated Spigelian hernia: a case report.

Surgical Department, General District Hospital of Veroia, Papagou, Veroia, Greece.
Medical science monitor: international medical journal of experimental and clinical research (Impact Factor: 1.22). 08/2006; 12(7):CS64-6.
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ABSTRACT Spigelian hernia is a rare partial abdominal wall defect in the transversus abdominus aponeurosis or Spigelian fascia. We here report the case of a patient with incarcerated greater omentum in a Spigelian hernia.
The patient presented with a six-hour history of nausea, constant abdominal pain, and a palpable mass in the left lower quadrant. Abdominal computed tomography revealed that omentum was strangulated in a Spigelian hernia that was successfully treated by plug and mesh repair. No recurrence has been observed during three-year follow-up.
In our case, plug and mesh repair was a safe and effective method of repairing an incarcerated Spigelian hernia with durability through three years of follow-up.

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