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Dual repair of traumatic flank hernia using laparoscopic and open approaches: a case report
Yoonjung Heo, Dong Hun Kim
J Trauma Inj. 2022;35(1):46-50.   Published online October 25, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20408/jti.2021.0008
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Traumatic flank hernia (TFH) is rare and prone to recurrence, which makes appropriate treatment challenging. No current guidelines define the optimal timing and method of repair. Meanwhile, recent advances in laparoscopic techniques are reshaping the options for the treatment of TFH. A dual approach that utilizes both laparoscopic and open methods has not previously been reported. Herein, we present the successful treatment of TFH after blunt trauma. A 46-year-old male patient underwent elective herniorrhaphy on hospital day 3, in which laparoscopic implantation of a sublay mesh and extracorporeal implantation of an onlay mesh were performed. Such techniques may be appropriate and result in feasible outcomes in hemodynamically stable patients with large TFH who are strongly suspected of having bowel herniation or concomitant intraperitoneal injuries. Larger studies are needed to assess the long-term results.
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Small Bowel Hernia due to a Blunt Pelvic Injury
Min Jae Gal, Jung Chul Kim
J Trauma Inj. 2021;34(3):187-190.   Published online September 30, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20408/jti.2020.0022
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A 91-year-old female presented to Chonnam National University Hospital Regional Trauma Center with a lateral compression type III fracture of the pelvis. She was managed non-operatively for a week in the intensive care unit under close observation and had an emergency operation due to delayed onset of an acute obstructed direct inguinal hernia. Traumatic abdominal wall hernias are rare. However, trauma surgeons should always be aware of the possibility of such injuries because of their critical consequences.

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Blunt Transection of the Entire Anterolateral Abdominal Wall Musculature Following Seatbelt-Related Injury
Hohyun Kim, Jae Hun Kim, Gil Hwan Kim, Hyun-Woo Sun, Chan Ik Park, Sung Jin Park, Chan Kyu Lee, Suk Kim
J Trauma Inj. 2020;33(2):128-133.   Published online June 30, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20408/jti.2020.0006
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Traumatic abdominal wall hernias (TAWHs) are uncommon and the incidence of this, which is rarely encountered in clinical practice, has been estimated at 1%. Furthermore, blunt transection of the entire abdominal wall musculature caused by seatbelt is a very rare complication. We report a case of adult with a complete disruption of the entire anterolateral abdominal wall muscle following the seatbelt injury. A 32-year-old male was wearing a seat belt in a high speed motor vehicle collision. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan revealed the complete disruption of bilateral abdominal wall musculatures including TAWH without visceral injury. However, injuries of small bowel and sigmoid colon were observed in the intra-operative field. The patient underwent the repair by primary closure of the defect with absorbable monofilament sutures. This case suggests that especially in TAWH patients, even if a CT scan is normal, clinicians should keep the possibility of bowel injury in mind, and choose a treatment based on the clinical findings.

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J Trauma Inj : Journal of Trauma and Injury