Surgery Today

, Volume 24, Issue 7, pp 634–637 | Cite as

Internal herniation through a broad ligament defect after obturator hernia repair

  • Matsuhei Tanaka
  • Yoshio Kaneko
  • Ken-Ichi Ietsugu
  • Chihiro Yoshida
Case Report


A case of internal herniation into a broad ligament pouch 5 months after obturator herniorrhaphy is reported. We believe this to be the first reported postoperative case of internal herniation into such a defect in the broad ligament following obturator herniation repair. Computed tomography was useful in the preoperative diagnosis.

Key Words

obturator hernia internal herniation into the broad ligament pouch type 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matsuhei Tanaka
    • 1
  • Yoshio Kaneko
    • 1
  • Ken-Ichi Ietsugu
    • 1
  • Chihiro Yoshida
    • 1
  1. 1.Arimatsu Central HospitalKanazawaJapan

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