Left Spigelian Hernia in Super-Obese Patient: A Case-Report.

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Abstract: We report a case in which a giant Spigelian hernia presented with severe, persistent abdominal pain in a 62-year-old super-obese woman with a history of total abdominal hysterectomy-bilateral salpingo-oopherectomy at the age of40 years for benign neoplasia, who later underwent open hernia repair (maximal diameter of the hernia sac: 21 cm)because of the development of compartment syndrome. Afterward, although a large incarcerated hernia disease wasfound, the sac removal was technically difficult and an open procedure was carried out, with double-mesh placement. Nocomplications were recorded during the post-operative course.We report a difficult issue related to the diagnosis and management of this pathology, underlining the complete surgicalrepair to avoid hernia recurrence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-26
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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