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Traumatic intermuscular hernia in the anterior abdominal wall.
  1. P S Rao,
  2. B M Kapur
  1. Department of Surgery, All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.


    Traumatic ventral herniae are uncommon. The authors present a patient with traumatic intermuscular hernia in the anterior abdominal wall. Early recognition and differentiation from haematoma is important. In this case, the overlying intact muscle layer masked the classical clinical signs. The incision should be adequate and all internal organs carefully examined. Primary repair is usually possible.

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