E-ISSN 2667-8721

A Rare Cause of Intestinal Obstruction Obturator Herni


Obturator hernia is a rare type of hernia. It constitutes 0.05% to 1.4% of all hernias (1). It occurs when intraabdominal organs pass through the obturator canal in the anterior pelvis. Since the obturator canal is wider in women, it is more common than men. Advanced age, low body mass index, and multiparity are the most common causes of etiology (2). Because of its rarity compared to other hernias, its symptoms and signs are not specific, delay in diagnosis and treatment increases mortality and morbidity. In this case, we aimed to present our approach to the diagnosis and treatment of a 81-year-old female patient with both bilateral inguinal hernia and obturator hernia, who was admitted to the emergency department with the clinic of ileus.

Keywords: Hernia, Ileus, Obstruction

Eurasian J Critical Care 2020; 2 (3):241-242
Case Report