Abdominal Wall

  • Jeffrey A. Claridge
  • Martin A. Croce


An 82-year-old nursing home patient undergoes emergency intervention for an acute abdomen. Patient stated that the only thing that relieved the pain was flexion of her right thigh. Exploration confirmed strangulate bowel resulting from intestinal herniation. Which abdominal wall/pelvic hernia usually presents as an intestinal obstruction of unknown origin?
  1. (A)

    Femoral hernia

  2. (B)

    Lumbar hernia

  3. (C)

    Umbilical hernia

  4. (D)

    Spigelian hernia

  5. (E)

    Obturator hernia



Hernia Repair Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Femoral Hernia Groin Hernia Parastomal Hernia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey A. Claridge
    • 1
  • Martin A. Croce
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Metro Health Medical CenterCase Western Reserve University School of MedicineClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Regional Medical Center at MemphisUniversity of Tennessee, Presley Memorial Trauma CenterMemphisUSA

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