Acute Traumatic Lumbar Hernia: Report of Two Cases

Ashraf F. Hefny, Ayesha D. Al Qemzi, Mohamed A. Hefny, Ghaya A. Almarzooqi, Hmouda S.T. Al Afari, Adel I. Elbery

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Acute traumatic lumbar hernia (ATLH) is rare in blunt trauma and can be overlooked due to the presence of multiple injuries following the trauma incidence. ATLH is usually found at the time of radiological examination or during surgical exploration. Awareness of the clinicians about the possibility of ATLH can enhance early diagnosis and reduce the occurrence of serious complications including bowel obstruction and strangulation. Herein, we present two cases of ATLH in which one of them was treated conservatively in the acute stage and the other patient was treated surgically. Conservative management can be adopted in the acute stage with the delayed repair of the hernia after resolving the muscles' contusion. However, early operative intervention is essential if conservative management failed or in the event of acute deterioration of the patient's condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-129
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Abdominal wall
  • blunt trauma
  • hernia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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