A Case of Elective Laparoscopic Hernia Repair for an Obturator Hernia Following Manual Reduction under Ultrasonography Yoshitoshi SATO 1 , Masahide FUNATSUKA 1 , Yoshihiro TOKUHISA 2 , Tatsuhito YAMAMOTO 2 , Seiichiro ANDOH 2 1Department of Surgery, Ohchi Municipal Hospital 2Department of Surgery, Tsushimi Hospital Keyword: 閉鎖孔ヘルニア , 超音波検査 , 腹腔鏡下手術 pp.47-51
Published Date 2003/2/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.4426900381
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A 71-year old woman was seen at the hospital because of the right lower abdominal and the right inguinal pain. The diagnosis of right obturator hernia was made by the ultrasonography (USG). Manual reduction under USG resulted in dramatic improvement of the symptom. We underwent laparoscopic operation, and a polypro-pylene mesh was used to repair the hernia. She was discharged 10 days after the surgery. There has been no physical sign of recurrence, a year after surgery. Manual reduction under USG is a valuable technique in early state, and laparoscopic surgery is minimally invasive and is a reliable treatment for this hernia.

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