Incarcerated inferior lumbar (Petit's) hernia

Astarcioǧlu H., SÖKMEN S., ATİLA K., Karademir S.

Hernia, vol.7, no.3, pp.158-160, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10029-003-0128-y
  • Journal Name: Hernia
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.158-160
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Petit's hernia is an uncommon abdominal wall defect in the inferior lumbar triangle. Colonic incarceration through the inferior lumbar triangle, which causes mechanical obstructive symptoms, necessitates particular diagnostic and management strategy. We present a rare case of inferior lumbar hernia, leading to mechanical bowel obstruction, successfully treated with prosthetic mesh reinforcement repair. © Springer-Verlag 2003.