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CT Features of Small Bowel Obstruction Caused by Concurrent, Ipsilateral Obturator and Inguinal Herniæ

Version 1 : Received: 17 January 2022 / Approved: 21 January 2022 / Online: 21 January 2022 (11:07:00 CET)

How to cite: Fontanella, G.; Borrelli, S.; Russo, M.; Biondo, F.G. CT Features of Small Bowel Obstruction Caused by Concurrent, Ipsilateral Obturator and Inguinal Herniæ. Preprints 2022, 2022010319 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202201.0319.v1). Fontanella, G.; Borrelli, S.; Russo, M.; Biondo, F.G. CT Features of Small Bowel Obstruction Caused by Concurrent, Ipsilateral Obturator and Inguinal Herniæ. Preprints 2022, 2022010319 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202201.0319.v1).

Abstract

Obturator herniæ are a quite rare type of abdominal hernia, accounting for less then 1% of all abdominal wall hernias and for 0.2-1.6% of patient with a small bowel obstruction. The obturator canal is the only portion of the obturator foramen that is not obliterated by the membrane of the same name and hosts the obturator neurovascular bundle; it is, for this reason, a locus minoris resistentiae, through which obturator hernias are formed, generally in elderly, multiparous women. Despite the fact that Computed Tomography offers the possibility of a quick, correct preoperative diagnosis, often signs and symptoms of obturator herniæ are quite unspecific; considering that, at the same time, patients with an obturator hernia are generally elderly, with concurrent conditions, this might cause delays in the diagnosis and treatment and produces the high postoperative mortality rates that obturator herniæ yield

Keywords

surgery; hernia; radiology; ct; bowel

Subject

MEDICINE & PHARMACOLOGY, Other

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