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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 198-200

Left-sided strangulated obturator hernia: A rare case report and literature review

Department of General Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

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Satya Prakash Meena
Department of General Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
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DOI: 10.4103/ijabmr.IJABMR_429_20

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Obturator hernia is a rare type of pelvic hernia and considers more common in female patients. The obturator canal is a narrow space, leading to high chances of bowel strangulation. It is rarely diagnoses, especially on the left side. The mortality rate of obturator hernia is high due to delayed diagnosis. We are presenting a case of a 70-year-old woman, admitted with the clinical features of acute intestinal obstruction. On clinical examination, she had a nontender, distended abdomen, and all hernial orifices were normal. Per rectal and vaginal examination was also normal. She diagnosed a left-sided obturator hernia with the help of a computed tomography scan abdomen. We should consider a differential diagnosis of obturator hernia, especially in old, thin-built female patients with recurrent episodes of obstructive features. Early diagnosis and timely operative intervention may reduce the chances of complications and mortality.

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