Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences


‘Little old lady’s hernia’ is another name for Obturator hernia, which is the rarest form of Pelvic Hernias’. A 78 year old thin woman was admitted with five days history of pain abdomen and abdominal distension. It was associated with constipation and post meal non-bilious vomiting. With the help of abdominal Computer tomography (CT), it was diagnosed as Obturator hernia. Exploratory laparotomy was done to reduce Hernia. Post-operative period was uneventful; she was thermodynamically stable and was discharged on the fifth post-operative day.

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