Challenging management of obturator hernia: a report of three cases and literature review

ŞENOL K., Bayam M. E., Duman U., Dilektasli E., Dogangun M., Inal A., ...More

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.22, no.3, pp.297-300, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Obturator hernia (OH) is a rare condition with high rates of morbidity and mortality. While diagnosis is difficult, surgery is the definitive treatment. Intestinal obstruction is the most common symptom upon admission. In addition, small-bowel obstruction is documented in more than half of OH patients. Advanced age, intestinal obstruction, bowel perforation, comorbid diseases, and clinical deterioration are risk factors for higher rates of mortality. The aim of the present report was to document clinical and surgical management of 3 female patients, each over 80 years of age, admitted to the emergency surgery department with intestinal obstruction and OH.