The Management of Traumatic Abdominal Wall Flank Hernia Along the Spigelian Aponeurosis Using Component Separation, Synthetic, and Biological Mesh

Aldin Malkoc, Kerry E. Fine, Ramisa Anjum, Joseph Vivian Davis


Blunt abdominal trauma is associated with a variety of medical complications. Traumatic abdominal wall hernias (TAWHs) are a rare sequela of blunt trauma. Of the various forms of TAWH, a rare subtype described as a spontaneous lateral ventral hernia or flank hernia occurs in less than 1% of all blunt abdominal traumas. We present a case of a 39-year-old male with a past medical history of epilepsy who was involved in a rollover motor vehicle collision. It was reported that the patient had a seizure while driving. On physical exam, the patient had a large left lower flank contusion. Computed tomography revealed a complex TAWH with complete avulsion of the abdominal wall musculature from the iliac crest and near to total disruption of the internal oblique. To address this, we used a biological mesh inlay, reinforced with a synthetic Ventralight mesh secured to the iliac crest. In this article, we describe the patients experience and management of a complex TAWH.

J Med Cases. 2022;13(10):504-508


Flank hernia; Traumatic abdominal wall hernia; Blunt abdominal trauma

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