Amer Hashim Al Ani1*, Mustafa Y Rashid Al Badra2, Sabah Al Kaisy1, Hesham Abdulmoneim1, Hassan Abdulhakim1, Zahir Al jowher2, Eltegani Eltayieb Ahmed1 and Gada Al Khalid1
1Department of General Surgery, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital, Ajman, United Arab Emirates
2Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital, Ajman, United Arab Emirates
Introduction: Liver herniation through surgical incision is very rare. Moreover, it is exceptional for the left hepatic lobe to herniate through sternotomy incision.Presentation of the case: We present herein a 66-year-old woman admitted to ER complains about upper abdominal pain. Abdominal CT scan showed herniation of part of left hepatic lobe through previous sternotomy incision. Conservative measures were successful in managing her symptoms.
Discussion: Till now only few cases of liver herniation through scar of sternotomy have been documented.Conclusion: Although it is rare, left hepatic lobe may herniate through sternotomy incision.
Left lobe liver; Sternotomy; Incisional hernia
Al Ani AH, Al Badra MYR, Al Kaisy S, Abdulmoneim H, Abdulhakim H, Al jowher Z, et al. Left Hepatic Lobe Herniating Through Sternotomy Incision. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1686.