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Rare Emergency Hernias

Author(s): Cendal Izabela, Krassowska Marianna, Szwed Dominika, Rudnicki Jerzy, Kaliszewski Krzysztof

Rare forms of hernias can cause diagnostic difficulties that require special modifications of operating methods. Due to their rarity, they may lead to a serious threat to the health and life of patients. We present three patients with unique sudden hernias that may be problematic in clinical practice. We have chosen cases that were urgently operated in our department. The described cases of obturator hernia, Spiegel's hernia and strangulated inguinal hernia containing a bladder in the hernial sac require more attention not only because of their rarity, but above all because of unusual symptoms leading to delayed diagnosis. This may result in a delayed start of treatment and, consequently, an increase in mortality. The surgeon often finds out about the difference of hernia only during the operation, therefore everyone should know the techniques of managing such cases. Medical emergencies included in this paper demonstrate that unique pathologies must remain in the mind of the surgeons and offer a comprehensive review.

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