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Article
March 1977

Richter Hernia in a Sacral ForamenNew Site for Richter Hernia

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston.

Arch Surg. 1977;112(3):304-305. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1977.01370030076012
Abstract

• This is a report of the first case, to my knowledge, of a Richter hernia occurring in a sacral foramen. A 60-year-old woman had gradual onset of postsacral pain and swelling. The area was drained and small intestinal contents found. Laparotomy showed that a Richter hernia had occurred in the third right sacral foramen. The bowel had incarcerated and perforated into the posterior sacral area, without leakage into the peritoneal cavity.

(Arch Surg 112:304-305, 1977)

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