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Spontaneous rupture of incisional hernia- a case report

NJ Nwashilli
CO Nwajei


Spontaneous rupture of an abdominal hernia is rare and usually occurs in incisional or recurrent groin hernias. The rupture requires an emergency surgery to prevent obstruction, strangulation and to cover the herniated contents. The herniated contents can be covered primarily by mesh repair if the general condition of the patient and the local condition at the hernia site allow or it can be covered by skin followed by delayed mesh repair. We report a case of spontaneous rupture of incisional hernia in a 57-year old woman who had developed incisional hernia following laparotomy for intestinal obstruction that was repaired without a mesh.

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