Lumbar (Petit’s) hernia: A rare entity
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.
Written informed consent was not obtained due to retrospective nature of the case.
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.
No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.
The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.