Ultrasound-guided reduction of an incarcerated Spigelian hernia

Guido Torzilli, Daniele Del Fabbro, Renato Felisi, Piera Leoni, Pierluigi Gnocchi, Vittorio Lumachi, Paolo Goglia, Natale Olivari

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Spigelian hernia is a rare abdominal hernia. We report a case in which its diagnosis proved ultrasonography to be an effective tool, not only to diagnose an incarcerated Spigelian hernia but, moreover, to reduce it by echo-probe palpation. Ultrasound (US) is an aid for therapy of various diseases. In our experience, US-guidance prevented possible damage related to forced and wrongly applied compression during the hernia reduction, and allowed us to perform surgical repair on an elective basis. In conclusion, if an incarcerated Spigelian hernia is suspected, a US examination should be done on an emergency basis to confirm the diagnosis and to attempt US-guided reduction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1133-1135
Number of pages3
JournalUltrasound in Medicine and Biology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Abdominal hernia
  • Hernia therapy
  • Interventional ultrasound
  • Manual reduction
  • Spigelian hernia
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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