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J Korean Soc Emerg Med > Volume 16(1); 2005 > Article
Journal of The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine 2005;16(1): 191-193.
Traumatic Abdominal Wall Hernia: A Case Report
Hoon Kim, Suk Woo Lee
Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Cheongjoo, Korea. nichekh2000@hanmail.net
Acute abdominal wall rupture with viceral herniation from blunt trauma is uncommon. In general, the shear forces generated by blunt trauma cause injury to the intra-abdominal organs or bony structures more frequently than they do to the abdominal wall itself, probably because of the elastic nature of the abdominal wall. Traumatic hernias have been divided into separate groups on the basis of the type of muscle defect, the size, the injury mechanism, the location, and the severity of injury. We present a rare case in which a herniated abdominal wall rupture following blunt trauma was caused by a hydraulic press brake. We present computed tomography findings and a pertinent review of the literature.
Key words: Abdominal hernia, Blunt injury
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