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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-32

Laparoscopic reconstruction of traumatic lumbar hernia: A case report

Institute of Clinical Medicine, Clinic of Gastroenterology, Nephrourology and Surgery, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania

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Dr. Martynas Luksta
Santariskiu Street 2, Vilnius
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijawhs.ijawhs_22_18

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The traumatic lumbar hernia is an uncommon condition after blunt trauma. There are reported <100 cases in the English literature. Although open repair of traumatic lumbar hernia is a standard treatment, there is a possibility to use minimally invasive techniques in the laparoscopic era. We report the case of a 36-year-old male patient with a history of a blunt abdominal trauma. Seven months later, the patient was complaining of the enlarging mass and a chronic pain in a right lumbar area. A computed tomography scan revealed the traumatic lumbar hernia, with the hepatic flexure of the colon and a greater omentum inside the hernia sac. A laparoscopic intraperitoneal onlay method was chosen and the reconstruction with mesh was performed. The postoperative period was uneventful. The patient was discharged on the 3rd-day postoperatively. The laparoscopic approach can be safe and feasible for treating the traumatic lumbar hernia.

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