Obturator hernia revisited: surgical anatomy, embryology, diagnosis, and technique of repair.

@article{Stamatiou2011ObturatorHR,
  title={Obturator hernia revisited: surgical anatomy, embryology, diagnosis, and technique of repair.},
  author={Dimitrios Stamatiou and Lee John Skandalakis and Odysseas L Zoras and P Mirilas},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2011},
  volume={77 9},
  pages={
          1147-57
        }
}
Obturator hernia is the protrusion of intraperitoneal or extraperitoneal organs or tissues through the obturator canal. The first case was published by de Ronsil in 1724. Obturator hernia is more common in older malnourished women due to loss of supporting connective tissue and the wider female pelvis. The hernia sac usually contains small bowel, especially ileum. It may follow the anterior or posterior division of the obturator nerve. In most cases, obturator hernia presents with intestinal… CONTINUE READING
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