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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 63-65

Bullhorn hernia: A rare traumatic abdominal wall hernia


Department of Surgery, Government Medical College and Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, Punjab, India

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Bimaljot Singh
Department of Surgery, Government Medical College and Rajindra Hospital, Patiala - 147 001
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1117-6806.152728

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Traumatic abdominal wall hernia (TAWH) is rare despite the high prevalence of blunt abdominal trauma. Bullhorn hernia occurs as a result of a direct blow to the abdominal wall by the horn of a bull, which disrupts the muscles and fascia and leads to hernia formation. We report a rare case of bullhorn TAWH in a 70-year-old patient who presented with swelling at the left lumbar region. The patient was managed by immediate surgical intervention. A surgeon must have high index of suspicion for the diagnosis of this condition as missed hernias in this setting pose a high risk of strangulation and gangrene.


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