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holthouse's hernia

Petit's hernia

Petit's hernia is the one that protrudes through lumbar triangle. This triangle lies in the posterolateral abdominal wall bounded in front by free margin of external oblique muscle, behind by latissimus dorsi and below by iliac crest. The neck (place where a hernia protrudes into the opening) is large, so chances of strangulating are small. Occurs more often in males on the left side. Protrudes when the child cries.

See also

lumbar hernia

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