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Case of the Week 337

What's the most likely diagnosis?

  • 51 year-old female post cholecystectomy

  1. Urinary retention
  2. Abscess
  3. Small bowel obstruction
  4. Ventral hernia
  5. Alien infestation

Additional Image - Axial CT scan of the abdomen


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Axial CT scan of the abdomen


4. Ventral hernia

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Ventral Hernia

General Considerations

  • By definition: protrusion of abdominal structures through the abdominal wall containing (1) an opening in the abdominal wall, and (2) a hernia sac consisting of  abdominal contents enclosed by peritoneum
  • Majority of abdominal hernias in adults that are acquired are iatrogenic (surgery)
  • Inguinal hernias are most common, mostly indirect type
  • High male to female ratio for inguinal hernias


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51 year-old female post cholecystectomy

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