An 84-year-old woman with a body mass index of 14 presented emergently with vomiting and obstination. She had no previous history of operations. Findings of the examination revealed abdomen distension but no hernia. Plain abdominal radiographs showed dilated small bowel loops. Computed tomography demonstrated small bowel obstruction secondary to an incarcerated right obturator hernia (Fig). At laparotomy, a right obturator hernia was identified, an incarcerated mid ileal loop was reduced, and sutured repair of the defect performed.
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Published online: July 29, 2013
Accepted: May 28, 2013
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