Repair of a Traumatic Lumbar Hernia With Biosynthetic Mesh: A Novel Approach and Review of the Literature

Beth-Ann Shanker, Victoriya Sara Chernyavsky, Kelly Johnson, Joshua N. Honeyman, Tomer Davidov


Lumbar hernias are a rare type of abdominal hernia which occurs from a defect in the posterior-lateral abdominal wall. Lumbar hernias are commonly acquired through trauma, surgery, and infection. The most common etiology is a blunt abdominal trauma associated with crush injuries, or restrained victims of a motor vehicle collision. Different surgical techniques to repair these hernias have been described. We report on the use of a biosynthetic mesh as an adjunct to repairing a traumatic lumbar hernia, which has a higher likelihood of contamination or infection secondary to traumatic etiology. We also review the literature on this topic of lumbar hernia repair.



Lumbar hernia; Biologic mesh repair

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