Preoperative evaluation of irreversible bowel ischemia in obturator hernia.


BACKGROUND/AIMS Obturator hernia presenting in elderly women accompanies a high rate of bowel resection because of strangulation. Open laparotomy is usually indicated in general anesthesia. However, minimal invasive approaches would be advantageous unless resection is necessary. We aimed to determine clinical and radiological criteria for the selection of… (More)


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