Journal of Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine 2009;28(4): 219-222.
Traumatic Lumbar Hernia Diagnosed by Ultrasonography: A Case Report.
Kwang Lae, Yoon Myung Yim, Oh Kyung Lim, Ki Deok Park, Chung Hwan Choi, Ju Kang Lee
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Korea. pm@gillhospital.com
  Published online: December 1, 2009.
ABSTRACT
Traumatic lumbar hernia describes the extrusion of intraperitoneal or extraperitoneal contents through a defect in the posterolateral abdominal wall caused by a trauma. This is a rare entity and usually diagnosed by computed tomography. A 64-year-old male received an injury on his cervical spinal cord after an accident in which he fell down. He complained of a mass on his left posterolateral back area. We diagnosed the mass as a traumatic lumbar hernia by ultrasonography and confirmed it by computed tomography. We conclude that the ultrasonography can be a useful diagnostic tool for traumatic lumbar hernia.
Keywords: Hernia; Abdominal wall; Ultrasonography
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