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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 120-122

Spontaneous intercostal hernia: A rare occurrence

1 Department of Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Surgery, MGM Institute of Health Sciences, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Prof. Siddharth P Dubhashi
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DOI: 10.4103/ais.ais_19_20

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Intercostal hernias can occur with or without diaphragmatic defects. This is a case of a spontaneous intercostal hernia in a 55-year-old diabetic, with a defect in the right 8th intercostal space, along with an asymptomatic umbilical hernia. After CT imaging, the patient was managed with a tension-free mesh repair. A high index of clinical suspicion is warranted in all cases presenting with palpable reducible chest wall swelling. The occurrence of a spontaneous intercostal hernia is rare and hence reported.

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