Rare case of incarcerated obturator hernia
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An obturator hernia is a rare condition accounting for less than 1% of all intra-abdominal hernias. Clinical diagnosis is considered a challenge for most surgeons. It usually appears as an intestinal obstruction. Confirmation of diagnosis is carried out by means of imaging or during surgery. An 85-year-old female patient, with symptoms of intestinal obstruction of 24 hours duration was admitted to the emergency room of Unimed Hospital - Belo Horizonte. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) demonstrated a herniation of the small bowel through the right obturator canal with an intestinal distension proximally. At laparotomy, the presence of a right obturator hernia with an ileal strangulation was confirmed.Segmental enterectomy with primary anastomosis and herniorrhaphy for the closure of the obturator foramen were performed...

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