Obturator Hernia, 'The Little Old Lady Hernia'

Taylor Carter, BA
David H. Ballard, MD
Peeyush Bhargava MD, MBA
Navdeep S. Samra, MD

Obturator hernia is a rare type of abdominal hernia that classically presents in elderly women. We report the case of 78-year-old woman with progressive vomiting, obstipation, and abdominal pain. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography showed a left-sided obturator hernia, which was confirmed and treated at laparotomy. Demographics, symptoms, imaging findings, and management of obturator hernias is reviewed.
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