Traumatic abdominal intercostal hernia without diaphragmatic injury

Ryan, Geoffrey and Cavallucci, David (2011) Traumatic abdominal intercostal hernia without diaphragmatic injury. Trauma, 13 4: 364-367. doi:10.1177/1460408611413847

Author Ryan, Geoffrey
Cavallucci, David
Title Traumatic abdominal intercostal hernia without diaphragmatic injury
Journal name Trauma   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1460-4086
Publication date 2011-10
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1460408611413847
Open Access Status
Volume 13
Issue 4
Start page 364
End page 367
Total pages 4
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Subject 2746 Surgery
2706 Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
2711 Emergency Medicine
Abstract A hernia through an intercostal space involving the bowel is rare but can result in strangulation of the bowel if not diagnosed promptly. We report a case of bowel herniation through the left 9th intercostal space after blunt trauma in a motor vehicle collision. A mass was present overlying the left lower anterolateral chest wall thought to be a haematoma, but it was eventually diagnosed as an intercostal hernia after CT imaging. The treatment for this injury included diagnostic laparoscopy to rule out other abdominal injuries and local repair of the defect. This report discusses the current literature regarding diagnosis and treatment of this rare phenomenon.
Keyword Abdominal
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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