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Obturator Hernia
Siva P. Raman, MD; Michael P. Federle, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Imaging

    • Top Differential Diagnoses

      • Pathology

        • Clinical Issues

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Definitions

            • Pelvic hernia protruding through obturator foramen

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Radiographic Findings

              • CT Findings

                • Imaging Recommendations

                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                    PATHOLOGY

                    • General Features

                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                      • Presentation

                        • Demographics

                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                            • Treatment

                              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                              • Consider

                                Selected References

                                1. Mahendran B et al: Hernia, obturator. StatPearls. 2021
                                2. Park J: Obturator hernia: clinical analysis of 11 patients and review of the literature. Medicine (Baltimore). 99(34):e21701, 2020
                                3. Schizas D et al: Obturator hernias: a systematic review of the literature. Hernia. 25(1):193-204, 2020
                                4. Hodgins N et al: Obturator hernia: a case report and review of the literature. Int J Surg Case Rep. 4(10):889-92, 2013
                                5. Lai CC et al: Usefulness of CT for differentiating between obturator hernia and other causes of small bowel obstruction. Postgrad Med J. 89(1058):729-30, 2013
                                6. Pandey R et al: Obturator hernia: a diagnostic challenge. Hernia. 13(1):97-9, 2009
                                7. Losanoff JE et al: Obturator hernia. J Am Coll Surg. 194(5):657-63, 2002
                                8. Bergstein JM et al: Obturator hernia: current diagnosis and treatment. Surgery. 119(2):133-6, 1996
                                9. Zinner MJ et al: Maingot's Abdominal Operations. 10th ed. Norwalk, Connecticut: Appleton and Lang. 540-546, 1996
                                10. Chan MY et al: Obturator hernia--case reports. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 23(6): 911-3, 1994
                                11. Lo CY et al: Obturator hernia presenting as small bowel obstruction. Am J Surg. 167(4): 396-8, 1994
                                12. Zerbey AL 3rd et al: Bilateral obturator hernias: case report, radiographic characteristics, and brief review of literature. Comput Med Imaging Graph. 17(6): 465-8, 1993
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                                KEY FACTS

                                • Imaging

                                  • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                    • Pathology

                                      • Clinical Issues

                                        TERMINOLOGY

                                        • Definitions

                                          • Pelvic hernia protruding through obturator foramen

                                        IMAGING

                                        • General Features

                                          • Radiographic Findings

                                            • CT Findings

                                              • Imaging Recommendations

                                                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                  PATHOLOGY

                                                  • General Features

                                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                    • Presentation

                                                      • Demographics

                                                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                          • Treatment

                                                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                            • Consider

                                                              Selected References

                                                              1. Mahendran B et al: Hernia, obturator. StatPearls. 2021
                                                              2. Park J: Obturator hernia: clinical analysis of 11 patients and review of the literature. Medicine (Baltimore). 99(34):e21701, 2020
                                                              3. Schizas D et al: Obturator hernias: a systematic review of the literature. Hernia. 25(1):193-204, 2020
                                                              4. Hodgins N et al: Obturator hernia: a case report and review of the literature. Int J Surg Case Rep. 4(10):889-92, 2013
                                                              5. Lai CC et al: Usefulness of CT for differentiating between obturator hernia and other causes of small bowel obstruction. Postgrad Med J. 89(1058):729-30, 2013
                                                              6. Pandey R et al: Obturator hernia: a diagnostic challenge. Hernia. 13(1):97-9, 2009
                                                              7. Losanoff JE et al: Obturator hernia. J Am Coll Surg. 194(5):657-63, 2002
                                                              8. Bergstein JM et al: Obturator hernia: current diagnosis and treatment. Surgery. 119(2):133-6, 1996
                                                              9. Zinner MJ et al: Maingot's Abdominal Operations. 10th ed. Norwalk, Connecticut: Appleton and Lang. 540-546, 1996
                                                              10. Chan MY et al: Obturator hernia--case reports. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 23(6): 911-3, 1994
                                                              11. Lo CY et al: Obturator hernia presenting as small bowel obstruction. Am J Surg. 167(4): 396-8, 1994
                                                              12. Zerbey AL 3rd et al: Bilateral obturator hernias: case report, radiographic characteristics, and brief review of literature. Comput Med Imaging Graph. 17(6): 465-8, 1993