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Ultrasound In Diagnosis Of Herniae In Pregnancy: A Case Report And review of literature

AE Oguntoyinbo

Abstract


A 26-year old trader presented with abdominal pain with a four month old pregnancy and was diagnosed clinically, (wrongly of course) as a case of peptic ulcer in pregnancy, with co-existing uterine fibroid. Ultrasound scan (USS) revealed an incarcerated supra-umblical (anterior abdominal wall) hernia as the cause of her pain. She had no evidence of previous abdominal surgery or incisions. The importance of imaging studies in diagnosis of similar cases in pregnancy most especially non-clinically visible congenital diaphragmatic hernia is highlighted with a review of literature.

Keywords: sonography, pregnancy, hernia and diagnosis errors

The Tropical Journal of Health Sciences Vol 19 No 1 (January 2012)



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