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

Abstract

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 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Livaudais MW, Hartong JM (1978) Herniation of the small bowel through a defect in the broad ligament: Case report. Milit Med 148:190–191Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Cleator IGM, Bowden WM (1972) Bowel herniation through a defect of the broad ligament. Br J Surg 59:151–153PubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Karaharju E, Hakkiluoto A (1975) Strangulation of small intestine in an opening of the broad ligament. Int Surg 60:430PubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Tanaka M, Kaneko Y, Ietsugu K, Yoshida C, Nakamura S, Washida H, Yamagata K, Maekawa M (1991) A case report of an obturator herniation preoperatively diagnosed (in Japanese). Geka (Surgery) 53:531–534Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Gray SW, Skandalakis JE (1978) Strangulated obturator herniation. In: Nyhus LM, Condon RE (eds) Hernia. JB Lippincott, Philadelphia, pp 427–442Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Pyatt RS, Alona BR, Daye S, Wenzel DJ, Woods E, Alexieva B (1982) Spigelian herniation. J Comput Assist Tomogr 6:643–645PubMedGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Hunt AB (1934) Fenestrae and pouches in the broad ligament as an acute and potential cause of strangulated intra-abdominal herniation. Surg Gynecol Obstet 58:906–913Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Ohtsuka H, Ohwada S, Miyamoto Y (1990) Internal herniation through an abnormal defect in the broad ligament — A case report (in Japanese with English abstract). Nippon Rinsho Geka Gakkai Zasshi (J Jpn Soc Clin Surg) 51:196–199Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Miyake K, Miyade K, Kiyama T (1991) Internal herniation of small bowel through a broad ligament defect (in Japanese). Geka (Surgery) 53:874–877Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1994

Authors and Affiliations

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

Personalised recommendations