Inferior lumbar triangle hernia: case report

  • M. Naidoo
  • B. Singh
  • L. Ramsaroop
  • K.S. Satyapal


A patient with a spontaneously acquired hernia along the inferior lumbar triangle commonly referred to as lumbar triangle of Petit is presented. This was confirmed on CT scan and successfully treated surgically. A review of the literature relevant to this condition is presented. It is likely that with advances in imaging techniques and a wider clinical usage of these investigative modalities there will be further recognition of this uncommon condition.

(East African Medical Journal: 2003 80(5): 277-280)

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