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A strangulated Spigelian hernia mimicking diverticulitis

  • F. B. Rogers
  • P. C. Camp
Case Reports


Spigelian hernias are true interparietal hernias that are frequently not associated with a palpable mass and, as such, are not frequently diagnosed before surgery. Reported herein, is the serendipitous discovery of an incarcerated Spigelian hernia that was discovered on a CT scan being performed for presumed diverticulitis.

Key words

Spigelian hernia Hernia Unterparietal hernia Diverticulitis Strangulated hernia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. B. Rogers
    • 1
  • P. C. Camp
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryFletcher Allen Health CareBurlingtonUSA
  2. 2.Iowa CityUSA

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