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Traumatic Abdominal Wall Hernia
Siva P. Raman, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Pathology

        • Clinical Issues

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Traumatic abdominal wall hernia (TAWH)
          • Definitions

            • Traumatic disruption of musculature and fascia of anterior abdominal wall due to blunt trauma (in absence of penetrating injury) ± herniation of bowel or visceral organs into subcutaneous space
            • Handlebar hernia: Localized abdominal wall hernia caused by handlebar (or similar) injury

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • CT Findings

              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                PATHOLOGY

                • General Features

                  • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                    • Presentation

                      • Demographics

                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                          • Treatment

                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                            • Consider

                              Selected References

                              1. Gutteridge I et al: Traumatic abdominal wall herniation: case series review and discussion. ANZ J Surg. 84(3):160-5, 2014
                              2. Persano G et al: Traumatic Abdominal Wall Hernia. Indian J Pediatr. ePub, 2014
                              3. Griffin LA et al: Traumatic abdominal wall hernia from a handlebar injury. Am Surg. 79(5):E192-3, 2013
                              4. Kulvatunyou N et al: Traumatic abdominal wall hernia classification. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 75(3):536, 2013
                              5. Liasis L et al: Traumatic abdominal wall hernia: Is the treatment strategy a real problem? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 74(4):1156-62, 2013
                              6. Dennis RW et al: Abdominal wall injuries occurring after blunt trauma: incidence and grading system. Am J Surg. 197(3):413-7, 2009
                              7. Netto FA et al: Traumatic abdominal wall hernia: epidemiology and clinical implications. J Trauma. 61(5):1058-61, 2006
                              8. Aguirre DA et al: Abdominal wall hernias: imaging features, complications, and diagnostic pitfalls at multi-detector row CT. Radiographics. 25(6):1501-20, 2005
                              9. Belgers HJ et al: Traumatic abdominal wall hernia: delayed presentation in two cases and a review of the literature. Hernia. 9(4):388-91, 2005
                              10. Mahajna A et al: Traumatic abdominal hernia associated with large bowel strangulation: case report and review of the literature. Hernia. 8(1):80-2, 2004
                              11. Losanoff JE et al: Handlebar hernia: ultrasonography-aided diagnosis. Hernia. 6(1):36-8, 2002
                              12. Vasquez JC et al: Traumatic abdominal wall hernia caused by persistent cough. South Med J. 92(9): 907-8, 1999
                              13. Damschen DD et al: Acute traumatic abdominal hernia: case reports. J Trauma. 36(2): 273-6, 1994
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                              KEY FACTS

                              • Terminology

                                • Imaging

                                  • Pathology

                                    • Clinical Issues

                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                      • Abbreviations

                                        • Traumatic abdominal wall hernia (TAWH)
                                      • Definitions

                                        • Traumatic disruption of musculature and fascia of anterior abdominal wall due to blunt trauma (in absence of penetrating injury) ± herniation of bowel or visceral organs into subcutaneous space
                                        • Handlebar hernia: Localized abdominal wall hernia caused by handlebar (or similar) injury

                                      IMAGING

                                      • General Features

                                        • CT Findings

                                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                            PATHOLOGY

                                            • General Features

                                              • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                • Presentation

                                                  • Demographics

                                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                      • Treatment

                                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                        • Consider

                                                          Selected References

                                                          1. Gutteridge I et al: Traumatic abdominal wall herniation: case series review and discussion. ANZ J Surg. 84(3):160-5, 2014
                                                          2. Persano G et al: Traumatic Abdominal Wall Hernia. Indian J Pediatr. ePub, 2014
                                                          3. Griffin LA et al: Traumatic abdominal wall hernia from a handlebar injury. Am Surg. 79(5):E192-3, 2013
                                                          4. Kulvatunyou N et al: Traumatic abdominal wall hernia classification. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 75(3):536, 2013
                                                          5. Liasis L et al: Traumatic abdominal wall hernia: Is the treatment strategy a real problem? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 74(4):1156-62, 2013
                                                          6. Dennis RW et al: Abdominal wall injuries occurring after blunt trauma: incidence and grading system. Am J Surg. 197(3):413-7, 2009
                                                          7. Netto FA et al: Traumatic abdominal wall hernia: epidemiology and clinical implications. J Trauma. 61(5):1058-61, 2006
                                                          8. Aguirre DA et al: Abdominal wall hernias: imaging features, complications, and diagnostic pitfalls at multi-detector row CT. Radiographics. 25(6):1501-20, 2005
                                                          9. Belgers HJ et al: Traumatic abdominal wall hernia: delayed presentation in two cases and a review of the literature. Hernia. 9(4):388-91, 2005
                                                          10. Mahajna A et al: Traumatic abdominal hernia associated with large bowel strangulation: case report and review of the literature. Hernia. 8(1):80-2, 2004
                                                          11. Losanoff JE et al: Handlebar hernia: ultrasonography-aided diagnosis. Hernia. 6(1):36-8, 2002
                                                          12. Vasquez JC et al: Traumatic abdominal wall hernia caused by persistent cough. South Med J. 92(9): 907-8, 1999
                                                          13. Damschen DD et al: Acute traumatic abdominal hernia: case reports. J Trauma. 36(2): 273-6, 1994