A case of sciatic hernia repair using laparoscopic approach Keiichi YONEMORI 1 , Shinichi MAEDA 1 , Kensuke NURUKI 1 , Yusei HARAGUCHI 1 , Shoji NATSUGOE 2 1Department of Surgery, Kagoshima Prefectural Kanoya Medical Center 2Department of Digestive Surgery, Breast and Thyroid Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kagoshima University Keyword: 坐骨孔ヘルニア , 腹腔鏡下手術 , メッシュ pp.527-532
Published Date 2019/11/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.4426200756
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 A 77-year-old woman was referred to our hospital owing to complaints of pain extending from the right buttock to the dorsal femoral side. Abdominal computed tomography revealed a soft tissue shadow at the back of the right hip joint, which was diagnosed as sciatic hernia with the small intestine suspected to protrude through the right greater sciatic foramen. Her symptoms were not resolved spontaneously. An elective laparoscopic surgery was performed to repair hernia using a mesh. Her postoperative course was uneventful. Her symptoms disappeared and did not recur for 3 months postoperatively. Sciatic hernias rarely occur, and its successful laparoscopic repair has not been frequently described. Here we report this case and discuss sciatic hernias with a literature review.

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