Laparoscopic Repair of an Abdominal Intercostal Hernia Follo
A 76-year-old male presented to the emergency department for evaluation by the trauma team immediately following a fall at a construction site. The patient’s vital signs were normal upon arrival, but he was complaining of intense pain over the lower anteromedial aspect of his chest that was associated with the appearance of a bulge in this same area after the fall. Primary and secondary surveys were completed in accordance with the advanced life trauma support (ATLS) protocol and no other life-threatening injuries were found. The patient then underwent computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen and pelvis that demonstrated a large 8 × 6 cm left-sided abdominal intercostal hernia with bowel protruding between ribs 10 and 11 .....

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