Turkish Journal of Surgery

Turkish Journal of Surgery

ISSN: 2564-6850
e-ISSN: 2564-7032


Fatih Başak1, Mustafa Hasbahçeci2, Tolga Canbak1, Aylin Acar1, Abdullah Şişik1, Gürhan Baş1, Orhan Alimoğlu3

1Clinic of General Surgery, Ümraniye Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2Department of General Surgery, Bezmialem Vakif University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey
3Department of General Surgery, Medeniyet University Göztepe Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

Keywords: Lumbar hernia, Grynfeltt hernia, Petit’s hernia


Lumbar hernias are rare and diagnostically challenging for surgeons. We present the case of a middle-aged patient who presented with swelling in the left back. Subcutaneous lipoma was included in the differential diagnosis. Following diagnostic studies, computed tomography confirmed left lumbar hernia. Elective surgery was performed, and the results revealed Petit’s hernia. The hernia was repaired with mesh.

Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - F.B., M.H., T.C., A.A.; Design - F.B., M.H., A.Ş., G.B., O.A.; Supervision - F.B., M.H., G.B., O.A.; Data Collection and/or Processing - F.B., T.C., A.A.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - F.B., M.H., G.B., O.A.; Literature Review - F.B., M.H., T.C., A.Ş.; Writer - F.B., M.H., A.A., A.Ş.; Critical Review - F.B., M.H., G.B., O.A.

Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.