Traumatic abdominal wall hernia: a reappraisal.

Department of Surgical Disciplines, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 29, New Delhi, India.
Hernia (Impact Factor: 1.69). 09/2004; 8(3):277-80. DOI: 10.1007/s10029-003-0203-4
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT Traumatic abdominal wall hernia, a rare cause of hernia, has a confusing clinical picture and requires a high index of suspicion for prompt diagnosis and management. Such hernias, if missed, can result in high morbidity and may prove fatal. Distinction from a pre-existing hernia is important as well. We report our experience in two such cases, which had presented in a span of 9 months, and submit a brief analysis of 50 reviewed cases.