Lumbar hernia: anatomical route assessed by computed tomography
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- Guillem, P., Czarnecki, E., Duval, G. et al. Surg Radiol Anat (2002) 24: 53. doi:10.1007/s00276-002-0003-z
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Lumbar hernia is classically described as arising from the superior (Grynfeltt's) lumbar triangle or the inferior (Jean-Louis Petit's) lumbar triangle. The present anatomical study based on a computed tomography examination performed in a patient with lumbar hernia, has led to the suggestion that lumbar hernias cross the lumbar wall through a musculoaponeurotic tunnel, whose deep and superficial openings are the superior and inferior lumbar triangles, respectively.