Clin Surg | Volume 1, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Large Spigelian Hernia: Case Report and Review of Literature

Bashir MU1*, Sbeih MA1, Weerasinghe D1 and Chua A3

1Department of Surgery, Columbia University, USA
2Department of Surgery, Woodhull Medical Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, USA

*Correspondance to: Mohammad U. Bashir 

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A Spigelian hernia is a lateral ventral abdominal hernia that occurs with protrusion of a viscus or preperitoneal fat through a defect in the aponeurotic layer between the lateral edges of the rectus abdominis medially and the semilunar line laterally. Spigelian hernias are relatively uncommon, and represent only 2% of all abdominal hernias. Due to their overall rarity and evasive presentation, Spigelian hernias and their associated complications are not well described in literature. We report here a rare presentation of a Spigelian hernia with large and small bowel strangulated portion in hernia sac, necessitating emergent laparotomy with bowel resection and repair of the hernia defect


Spigelian hernia; Cecum; Laparotomy; Abdomen


Bashir MU, Sbeih MA, Weerasinghe D, Chua A. Large Spigelian Hernia: Case Report and Review of Literature. Clin Surg. 2016; 1: 1124.

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