Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 437–438 | Cite as

Laparoscopic repair of an incarcerated obturator hernia

  • T. L. Bryant
  • R. K. UmstotJr.
Case Reports


Obturator hernia is a rare cause of bowel obstruction. Occurring primarily in elderly women, it has a high incidence of incarceration and a high mortality rate. This report describes the successful laparoscopic reduction and repair of an incarcerated obturator hernia. Using open laparoroscopy, an incarcerated obturator hernia was diagnosed intraoperatively. After laparoscopic reduction, a transabdominal preperitoneal repair was completed using polypropylene mesh. The patient recovered uneventfully with no recurrence at 6 months. Laparoscopic techniques have been successfully applied to diagnose, reduce, and repair an incarcerated obturator hernia.

Key words

Laparoscopic repair Hernia Incarcerated obturator hernia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. L. Bryant
    • 1
  • R. K. UmstotJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Marietta Memorial HospitalMariettaUSA

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