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Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy

, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 53–56 | Cite as

Lumbar hernia: anatomical route assessed by computed tomography

  • P. Guillem
  • E. Czarnecki
  • G. Duval
  • F. Bounoua
  • C. Fontaine
Radiologic Anatomy

Abstract.

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.

Inferior lumbar triangle Superior lumbar triangle Grynfeltt Jean-Louis Petit Lumbar hernia 

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© Springer-Verlag 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Guillem
    • 1
  • E. Czarnecki
    • 1
  • G. Duval
    • 2
  • F. Bounoua
    • 2
  • C. Fontaine
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire d'Anatomie, Faculté de Médecine Henri Warembourg, Rue Michel Polonovski, 59045 Lille cedex, FranceFrance
  2. 2.Service de Chirurgie, Centre Hospitalier, Armentières, FranceFrance

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